Heart attack bundle
A heart attack, or an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), is a serious medical condition. Without treatment heart attacks can be fatal. Research shows that patients have better outcomes when certain treatments are administered. Specific interventions should be followed to minimize the damage to the heart and increase the chance of survival. All the recommended treatments are referred to as a bundle. Below is a list of some of the interventions included in our heart attack bundle quality measure.
- Heart attack: aspirin at arrival
- Heart attack: aspirin prescribed at discharge
- Heart attack medications: ACEI, ARB for LVSD
- Beta blockers prescribed at discharge for heart attack patients
- Time taken to receive angioplasty (PCI) during a heart attack
- Counseling to stop smoking for heart attack patients
About this measure
This measure tracks the percent of patients who were eligible to receive each of the AMI interventions, and received all of them. Sometimes, patients can be ineligible to receive a certain intervention. For example, if a patient has an allergy to a recommended medication, they should not receive that medication and they would not be counted in the measure.
Note: Comparison data is not available for this measure. You can view results of other individual hospitals at www.ihatoday.org.