A heart attack happens when the arteries leading to the heart become blocked and the blood supply is slowed or stopped. These quality measures show some of the standards of care provided, if appropriate, to someone who has a heart attack. Click here for more information on heart attacks.
The rates displayed in these graphs are from data reported for discharges October 2008 - September 2009. Timing of this information is based on release of information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Green is for scores equal to or above the state and national averages.
Yellow is for scores between the state or national average.
Red is for scores below both the national and state averages.
|Indicator of Quality||Maine Hospitals||US Hospital||MDI Hospital|
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|1.||% of heart attack patients given ACE inhibitor or ARB for left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction||96%||92%||N/A|
|2.||% of patients given aspirin at arrival||99%||95%||100%|
|3.||% of patients given aspirin at discharge||98%||94%||100%|
|4.||% of patients given beta blocker at discharge||99%||94%||100%|
|5.||% of patients given fibronolytic medication w/in 30 minutes of arrival if appropriate||50%||45%||0%|