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The Heart Attack measure has 7 recommended treatments that must be achieved to be deemed successful. Learn more about these steps and this quality measure by watching a brief video below from Baptist's Chief Medical Officer. The seven steps are also outlined at the bottom of this page. To view the quality measures of our hospitals, click here. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart Attack Process of Care Measures Brief Explanation
1. Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival                     Aspirin can help keep blood clots from forming and dissolve blood clots that can cause heart attacks.
2. Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge Taking aspirin may help prevent further heart attacks.
3. Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors and ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) are medicines used to treat heart attacks, heart failure, or a decreased function of the heart.
4. Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling Smoking is linked to heart attacks. Quitting may help prevent another heart attack.
5. Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge Beta blockers are a type of medicine used to lower blood pressure, treat chest pain (angina) and heart failure, and to help prevent a heart attack.
6. Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication Within 30 minutes of Arrival Blood clots can cause heart attacks. Doctors may give this medicine, or perform a procedure to open the blockage, and in some cases, may do both.
7. Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes of Arrival                                                     The procedures called percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) are among those that are the most effective for opening blocked blood vessels that cause heart attacks. Doctors may perform PCI, or give medicine to open the blockage, and in some cases, may do both.                                                         

                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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