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Heart Attack Quality Measures

A heart attack (also called an AMI or acute myocardial infarction) happens when the arteries leading to the heart become blocked and the blood supply is slowed or stopped. These quality measures show the standards of care for this condition.

The rates displayed in these graphs are from data reported for discharges April 1, 2011, through June 30, 2011. The top hospitals rate represents the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide. The higher the score the better. Click here to view the legend for the graphs.

NOTE: DATA FOR MONTGOMERY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IS PRELIMINARY UNTIL VALIDATED BY THEIR COMPARISON GROUP.

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Percentage of Patients given ACEI or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction

Explanation:
ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors and ARBs (angiotension receptor blockers) are medicines that are used to treat heart attacks, heart failure or a decreased function of the heart.

NO DATA

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Percentage of Patients given Aspirin on Arrival

Explanation:
Aspirin can help keep blood clots from forming and dissolve blood clots that can cause heart attacks.

NO DATA

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Percentage of Patients given Aspirin on Discharge

Explanation:
Taking aspirin may help prevent further heart attacks.

NO DATA

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Percentage of Patients given Beta-blockers at Discharge

Explanation:
Beta-blockers are a type of medicine that is used to lower blood pressure, treat chest pain and heart failure, and to help prevent a heart attack.

NO DATA

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Percentage of Patients Advised to Stop Smoking

Explanation:
Smoking is linked to pneumonia. Quitting smoking may help prevent another heart attack. FirstHealth offers FirstQuit is a program to assist tobacco users through the quitting process. The program includes a customized quit plan, one-to-one health education, coping strategies, medication education, support group services and proven tools to help you quit. For more information, call (910) 715-1925 or toll-free at (877) 342-2255.

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Optimal Care for Acute Myocardial Infarction

Explanation:
This measurement shows the percentage of Acute Myocardial Infarction patients that received all of the recommended measures.

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