Acute Heart Attack

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Medicare Quality Measures: Acute Heart Attack (AMI)

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 some of the standards of care provided, if appropriate, to someone who has a heart attack. Below is how Holy Spirit Hospital ranks with both national and state averages. This information is available at Hospital Compare.

Acute Heart Attack (AMI) Report National Avg July 2012 to June 2013 State Avg July 2012 to June 2013 HSH Avg July 2012 to June 2013 HSH Monthly for April 14
Aspirin at Arrival (within 24 hrs) 97% 97%   100%
Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge 99% 99% 99% 100%
Patients Given ACE inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction* 97% 97% 98% 100%
Primary PCI rec'd within 90 mins of Hospital Arrival 96% 96% 97% 100%
Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge** 98% 98% 98% 100%

The Hospital Compare Parameters was created by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Please visit The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to view more details about the compare parameters.

The clinical parameters tracked in patients coming to Holy Spirit Hospital with an acute heart attack focus on the rapid treatment to minimize heart muscle damage, medications on discharge to help prevent reoccurrence and behavioral medication to prevent progression of coronary artery occlusions.

Performance Improvement initiatives underway at Holy Spirit Hospital to ensure continued quality care include:

  • Constant monitoring by trained cardiac quality nurses to ensure continued compliance with treatment protocols.
  • Regular involvement with members of the Department of Cardiology to review results and present action plans for improvement.
  • Examination of every patient record that arrives at Holy Spirit Hospital with an acute heart attack to critically evaluate any delay in care.

*Medications to make heart pump more efficiently.
**Medications to decrease workload of the heart prescribed on admission

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