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Cardiovascular Care

 

Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)

A heart attack, often called by its medical name of acute myocardial infarction by doctors and other health professionals, is an injury to the heart muscle caused when the heart cannot get enough blood to work properly. It is the number one killer of American men and women. Heart attacks are caused when a blood vessel that supplies the heart, called the coronary artery, is blocked. To provide our patients with the best care based on medical evidence, we follow treatments that have been shown by research to save and improve lives. Please review the table below to see how we compare with our peers for each recommended treatment.

Heart Attack or Chest Pain
Process of Care Measures
April 2012 - March 2013

VALLEY HOSPITAL NEW JERSEY AVERAGE NATIONAL AVERAGE
Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge 99% 99% 99%
Heart Attack Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes of Arrival 100% 95% 95%
Heart Attack Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge 99% 99% 98%

Heart Failure

Heart failure is a health condition in which heart muscle is too weak to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Heart failure contributes to about 300,000 deaths each year. To provide our patients with the best care based on medical evidence, we follow treatments that have been shown by research to save and improve lives. Please review the table below to see how we compare with our peers for each recommended treatment.

Heart Failure
Process of Care Measures
April 2012 - March 2013

  VALLEY HOSPITAL NEW JERSEY AVERAGE NATIONAL AVERAGE
Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions 98% 96% 94%
Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function 100% 100% 99%
Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) 99% 98% 97%

Why is the data on this website from several months ago?

The government releases the information on its Hospital Compare website (http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/); however, it takes some time for CMS to gather and study the information, so the information is several months old. The most recent comparitive data available is for the period between April 2011 and March 2012.

Additional Process of Care Measures

Pneumonia Care
Surgical Care 

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