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Heart Failure

The Heart Failure measure has 4 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 four steps are also outlined at the bottom of this page. To view the quality measures of our hospitals, click here.

Heart Failure Process of Care Measures                  Brief Explanation                
1. Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions              The staff at the hospital should provide you with information to help you manage your heart failure symptoms when you are discharged.
2. Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function              An evaluation of the LVS function checks how the left chamber of the heart is pumping.
3. Percent of Heart Failure 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 Failure Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling Smoking is linked to heart failure. Quitting may help prevent another heart failure.
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