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Heart Attack Care

What is a heart attack or acute myocardial infarction (AMI)?  A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a section of the heart muscle becomes blocked.  If the flow of blood isn’t restored quickly, the section of the heart muscle becomes damaged from lack of oxygen and begins to die.

 

Since 2004, all Baystate Health facilities have been publicly reporting Heart Attack care through the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA).  This reporting helps to ensure that every patient who comes to BH with a heart attack receives all appropriate treatments to reduce sickness and death.  

 

HEART ATTACK Care Measures

 

HIGHER IS BETTER  

Baystate Medical Center Best U.S. Hospitals*
October - December 2012
Aspirin at arrival:  Early treatment with aspirin has been shown to decrease deaths from heart attack.

 

100%

 

100%

Aspirin prescribed at discharge:  Long-term use of aspirin in patients who have survived a heart attack has been shown to reduce the chance of having another heart attack or dying.   100% 100%
ACEi or ARB for LVSD:  ACEi and ARBs are medications prescribed for patients with heart failure symptoms or reduced heart function due to a heart attack to reduce the risk of death. 100% 100%
Beta-Blocker prescribed at discharge:  Prescribing beta-blockers to patients who have survived a heart attack helps to lower blood pressure, treat chest pain and heart failure, and helps to prevent another heart attack. 100% 100%
Primary PCI received within 90 minutes of hospital arrival: PCI procedures open blocked blood vessels that feed the heart, and help to prevent further damage to the heart.  The earlier the PCI is performed, the better chance of survival. 87.1% 100%
Statin prescribed at discharge:  It is important to reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in the blood to less than 100 mg/dl.  Using LDL-lowering medications, such as statins, can decrease the chance of a patient having another heart attack. 100% 100%
Composite Process Score: A summary score of how often we provide each of the above-listed recommended measures to patients based on their specific conditions. 99.7% 100%
Appropriate Care Score:  A score that summarizes whether patients received all of the appropriate treatments that they should have based on their specific conditions. 98.6% 100%

*Benchmark is HQID Top 10%

 

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HEART ATTACK Care Measures

 

HIGHER IS BETTER  

Baystate Franklin Medical Center Best U.S. Hospitals*
October - December 2012
Aspirin at arrival:  Early treatment with aspirin has been shown to decrease deaths from heart attack.

 

100%

 

100%

Aspirin prescribed at discharge:  Long-term use of aspirin in patients who have survived a heart attack has been shown to reduce the chance of having another heart attack or dying.   100% 100%
ACEi or ARB for LVSD:  ACEi and ARBs are medications prescribed for patients with heart failure symptoms or reduced heart function due to a heart attack to reduce the risk of death. 100% 100%
Beta-Blocker prescribed at discharge:  Prescribing beta-blockers to patients who have survived a heart attack helps to lower blood pressure, treat chest pain and heart failure, and helps to prevent another heart attack. 88.3% 100%
Primary PCI received within 90 minutes of hospital arrival: PCI procedures open blocked blood vessels that feed the heart, and help to prevent further damage to the heart.  The earlier the PCI is performed, the better chance of survival. N/A N/A
Statin prescribed at discharge:  It is important to reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in the blood to less than 100 mg/dl.  Using LDL-lowering medications, such as statins, can decrease the chance of a patient having another heart attack. N/A N/A
Composite Process Score: A summary score of how often we provide each of the above-listed recommended measures to patients based on their specific conditions. 96% 100%
Appropriate Care Score:  A score that summarizes whether patients received all of the appropriate treatments that they should have based on their specific conditions. 87.5% 100%

*Benchmark is HQID Top 10%

 

For more information on Quality at Baystate Health

For more information on Baystate Medical Center

For more information on Baystate Franklin Medical Center

For more information on Baystate Mary Lane Hospital

For more information on Baystate Heart and Vascular Program

HEART ATTACK Care Measures

 

HIGHER IS BETTER  

Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Best U.S. Hospitals*
October - December 2012
Aspirin at arrival:  Early treatment with aspirin has been shown to decrease deaths from heart attack.

 

80%

 

100%

Aspirin prescribed at discharge:  Long-term use of aspirin in patients who have survived a heart attack has been shown to reduce the chance of having another heart attack or dying.   100% 100%
ACEi or ARB for LVSD:  ACEi and ARBs are medications prescribed for patients with heart failure symptoms or reduced heart function due to a heart attack to reduce the risk of death. 66.7% 100%
Beta-Blocker prescribed at discharge:  Prescribing beta-blockers to patients who have survived a heart attack helps to lower blood pressure, treat chest pain and heart failure, and helps to prevent another heart attack. 100% 100%
Primary PCI received within 90 minutes of hospital arrival: PCI procedures open blocked blood vessels that feed the heart, and help to prevent further damage to the heart.  The earlier the PCI is performed, the better chance of survival. N/A N/A
Statin prescribed at discharge:  It is important to reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in the blood to less than 100 mg/dl.  Using LDL-lowering medications, such as statins, can decrease the chance of a patient having another heart attack. N/A N/A
Composite Process Score: A summary score of how often we provide each of the above-listed recommended measures to patients based on their specific conditions. 87% 100%
Appropriate Care Score:  A score that summarizes whether patients received all of the appropriate treatments that they should have based on their specific conditions. 50% 100%

*Benchmark is HQID Top 10%

 

For more information on Quality at Baystate Health

For more information on Baystate Medical Center

For more information on Baystate Franklin Medical Center

For more information on Baystate Mary Lane Hospital

For more information on Baystate Heart and Vascular Program