Measures Related to Heart Attack Care

How Effective Ochsner Health System Treats Heart Attacks

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Heart Attack Care: Percent of heart attack patients who received all recommended treatments based on their clinical condition:

  • Aspirin on Arrival: Percent of heart attack patients with no medical reason not to take aspirin who received aspirin within 24 hours before or after hospital arrival. (Source: CMS)
  • spirin Prescribed at Discharge: Percent of heart attack patients with no medical reason not to take aspirin who were prescribed aspirin at hospital discharge. (Source: CMS)
  • ACEI or ARB for LVSD: Percent of heart attack patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) and no medical reason not to take either angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) who were prescribed an ACEI or an ARB at hospital discharge. (Source: CMS)
  • Adult Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling: Percent of heart attack patients who received smoking cessation advice/counseling. (Source: CMS)
  • Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge: Percent of heart attack patients with no medical reason not to take a beta blocker medication who were prescribed a beta blocker medication at hospital discharge. (Source: CMS)
  • Fibrinolytic Therapy within 30 Minutes: Percent of heart attack patients given fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival to the hospital. (Source: CMS)
  • PCI within 90 Minutes: Percent of heart attack patients receiving Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) during the hospital stay within 90 minutes of arrival to the hospital. (Source: CMS)