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  • The Heart Hospital

    Baylor Plano

    1100 Allied Drive
    Plano, TX 75093
  • The Heart Hospital

    Baylor Denton

    2801 S. Mayhill Road
    Denton, TX 76208
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    1.800.4BAYLOR
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    469.81HEART
    (469.814.3278)
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Quality Corner

Heart Attack

July 2009 through May 2010


Quality Indicator The Heart Hospital NATIONAL State of Texas Rationale
% of heart attack inpatients given aspirin at arrival 98.7% * 95% 95% Aspirin reduces the tendency of blood to clot by blocking the action of a type of blood cell involved in clotting. Aspirin improves chances of surviving a heart attack and reduces the risk of recurrence in patients who have experienced a heart attack.
% of heart attack inpatients given aspirin at discharge 100% * 94% 92% Aspirin reduces the tendency of blood to clot by blocking the action of a type of blood cell involved in clotting. Aspirin improves chances of surviving a heart attack and reduces the risk of recurrence in patients who have experienced a heart attack.
% of heart attack inpatients given the medication ACEI/ARB for left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction 96% * 92% 91% ACEIs widen or dilate blood vessels, lowering blood pressure and making it easier for the heart to pump blood.
% of heart attack inpatients given the medication beta blocker at discharge 98.7% * 94% 93% Beta-blockers are agents which block beta-adrenergic receptors, thereby decreasing the rate and force of heart contractions, and reducing blood pressure. Over time beta-blockers improve the heart's pumping ability.
% of heart attack inpatients received cardiac intervention within 90 minutes of arrival to hospital 100% * 82% 71% The size of a heart attack and the risk of death are directly related to the amount of time the heart is ischemic, or starved for blood and oxygen. Opening the blocked artery within 90 minutes has repeatedly been associated with better outcomes.

* - Indicates higher performance than the National & State Averages



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