A heart attack also called an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) occurs when the arteries leading to the heart become blocked and the heart does not receive enough oxygen and nutrients from the blood. The part of the heart muscle that is not receiving enough blood may become damaged or die.

The symptoms of a heart attack can include chest pain, or pain in other areas of the upper body, shortness of breath, dizziness, faintness, chills, sweating and nausea. The symptoms may be mild or severe and may come and go.

The table below is a combination of five ways to measure hospital care of people with heart attack (AMI), specifically the percentage of people who received aspirin at arrival, who were prescribed aspirin at discharge, who received an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor at discharge, who were prescribed a beta blocker at discharge, and who received a beta blocker at arrival at the hospital.

FY 2015 (6 Months)

Aspirin at Arrival:   100%
Aspirin at Discharge:   100%
ACEI or ARB for LVEF:   100%
Adult Smoking Cessation:   N/P
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge:   100%
Thrombolytic Agent Within 30 Minutes of Arrival:   N/P

FY 2014

Aspirin at Arrival:   100%
Aspirin at Discharge:   100%
ACEI or ARB for LVEF:   N/P
Adult Smoking Cessation:   N/P
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge:   100%
Thrombolytic Agent Within 30 Minutes of Arrival:   N/P

FY 2013

Aspirin at Arrival:   100%
Aspirin at Discharge:   100%
ACEI or ARB for LVEF:   N/P
Adult Smoking Cessation:   N/P
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge:   96%
Thrombolytic Agent Within 30 Minutes of Arrival:   N/P

FY 2012

Aspirin at Arrival:   100%
Aspirin at Discharge:   100%
ACEI or ARB for LVEF:   100%
Adult Smoking Cessation:   100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge:   100%
Thrombolytic Agent Within 30 Minutes of Arrival:   N/P

FY 2011

Aspirin at Arrival:   100%
Aspirin at Discharge:   100%
ACEI or ARB for LVEF:   100%
Adult Smoking Cessation:   100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge:   100%
Thrombolytic Agent Within 30 Minutes of Arrival:   N/P

FY 2010

Aspirin at Arrival:   100%*
Aspirin at Discharge:   98%
ACEI or ARB for LVEF:   100%
Adult Smoking Cessation:   100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge:   100%
Thrombolytic Agent Within 30 Minutes of Arrival:   N/P

*Explanation.

FY 2009

Aspirin at Arrival:   97%
Aspirin at Discharge:   94%
ACEI or ARB for LVEF:   100%
Adult Smoking Cessation:   100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge:   100%
Thrombolytic Agent Within 30 Minutes of Arrival:   0%

FY 2008

Aspirin at Arrival:   98%
Aspirin at Discharge:   95%
ACEI or ARB for LVEF:   90%
Adult Smoking Cessation:   100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge:   100%
Thrombolytic Agent Within 30 Minutes of Arrival:   -

FY 2007

Aspirin at Arrival:   100%
Aspirin at Discharge:   95%
ACEI or ARB for LVEF:   93%
Adult Smoking Cessation:   100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge:   98%
Thrombolytic Agent Within 30 Minutes of Arrival:   -

FY 2006

Aspirin at Arrival:   100%
Aspirin at Discharge:   98%
ACEI or ARB for LVEF:   89%
Adult Smoking Cessation:   100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge:   95%
Thrombolytic Agent Within 30 Minutes of Arrival:   100%

FY 2005

Aspirin at Arrival:   99%
Aspirin at Discharge:   100%
ACEI or ARB for LVEF:   95%
Adult Smoking Cessation:   100%
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge:   100%
Thrombolytic Agent Within 30 Minutes of Arrival:   22%