Heart failure bundle
Heart failure is a condition in which the heart's ability to pump blood is weaker than normal. When this happens, blood cannot circulate around the body adequately. Eventually, heart failure leads to the failure of other vital organs due to poor blood flow to those organs. Research shows that patients have better outcomes when certain treatments are administered. Specific interventions should be followed to 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 failure bundle quality measure.
- Heart failure discharge instructions
- Evaluation of left ventricular systolic function for heart failure
- Heart failure medications: ACEI or ARB for LVSD
- Counseling to stop smoking for heart failure patients
About this measure
This measure tracks the percent of patients who were eligible to receive each of the heart failure 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.