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Heart Attack or Chest Pain Process of Care Measures

A heart attack, also called AMI or acute myocardial infarction, happens when the arteries to the heart become blocked and the blood supply is slowed or stopped. The following data reflects the frequency of the hospitalís use of these practices with appropriate patients. Read more information about heart attack care. Learn why Heart Attack Process of Care Measures are Important.

  HH AL U.S.
Heart attack patients given aspirin at arrival 100% 98% 99%
Heart attack patients given aspirin at discharge 99% 99% 99%
Heart attack patients given ACE inhibitor or ARB for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) 92% 97% 97%
Heart attack patients given smoking cessation advice/counseling 100% 100% 100%
Heart attack patients given beta blocker at discharge 99% 99% 99%
Heart attack patients given fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival NA* 58% 58%
Heart attack patients given PCI within 90 minutes of arrival 91% 93% 92%
Heart Attack Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge 100% 96% 97%
*Not applicable because Huntsville Hospital provides 24/7 access to cardiac catheterization labs to open blocked arteries.

Note: The Core Measure data is for April 2010 - March 2011 and is the most recent data available as of January 2012.