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Cardiac Care

Quality Measures: Interventional Cardiology Procedures

Interventional cardiology procedures treat heart conditions without surgery. Instead, they use long, thin, flexible tubes called catheters inserted into an artery and guided through your blood vessels to your heart.

Effective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Care

During percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also called angioplasty, your doctor uses a catheter with a balloon on the end to open a narrowed or blocked blood vessel. He or she may also place a stent to keep the vessel open. You can trust our experience because, in 2014, our doctors performed 345 PCI procedures. The measures below show how we follow recommended standards to reduce risk of future blood clots and heart attacks after PCI.

Aspirin Prescribed After PCI

Taking aspirin after PCI may reduce the risk of blood clots in new stents.

Mount Auburn Hospital 99.6%
United States Avg 95%

Medication Prescribed After PCI

Taking a P2Y12 inhibitor medication after PCI may reduce the risk of heart attacks caused by blood clots in new stents.

Mount Auburn Hospital 99.5%
United States Avg 95.0%

Statin Prescribed After PCI

Taking a statin may decrease cholesterol levels and reduce heart attack risk.

Mount Auburn Hospital 96.1%
United States Avg 96.3%

All Recommended Medications Prescribed After PCI

Taking all recommended medications—aspirin, a P2Y12 inhibitor medication and a statin—may help prevent future heart attacks.

Mount Auburn Hospital 95.6%
United States Avg 94.9%

STEMI Patients Receiving Immediate PCI Within 90 Minutes

Mount Auburn Hospital 97.2%
United States Avg 94.5%

IN-Hospital Mortality

Mount Auburn Hospital — 1.54 Days

United States Avg — 1.84 Days

Effective Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Care

If you have a serious arrhythmia, your doctor may recommend an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to monitor and treat your irregular heartbeat. Your doctor will implant the ICD under your skin and use catheters to run thin wires from the device through your blood vessels to your heart. The measures below show how we follow recommended standards to reduce health risks after implanting an ICD.

ACE or ARB Medication Prescribed After ICD Implant in Patients With Less-Than-Normal Heart Function

Taking an ACE or ARB medication after receiving an ICD implant may reduce the risk of hospital readmission and/or death.

Mount Auburn Hospital 100%
United States Avg 84.6%

Beta-Blocker Prescribed After ICD Implant in Patients With a Previous Heart Attack

Taking a beta-blocker medication after receiving an ICD implant may reduce the risk of hospital readmission and/or death

Mount Auburn Hospital 88.9%
United States Avg 95.5%

Beta-Blocker Prescribed After ICD Implant in Patients With Less-Than-Normal Heart Function

Taking a beta-blocker medication after receiving an ICD implant may reduce the risk of hospital readmission and/or death.

Mount Auburn Hospital 90.9%
United States Avg 95.8%

All Recommended Medications Prescribed After ICD Implant

Taking all recommended medications—an ACE or ARB medication and a beta-blocker medication—after receiving an ICD implant may reduce the risk of hospital readmission and/or death.

Mount Auburn Hospital 91.9%
United States Avg 82.2%

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