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Quality Measures: Heart Attack Care

A heart attack, or an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), happens when a blocked artery restricts or stops blood flow to the heart. Early treatment can prevent or limit damage to your heart and help you get the best possible outcome.

Timely Heart Attack Care

At Mount Auburn Hospital, 100 percent of heart attack patients receive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also called angioplasty, within 90 minutes of arrival. This procedure uses a catheter with a balloon on the end to open a narrowed or blocked blood vessel. You may also hear this referred to as “door to balloon time.”

Effective Heart Attack Care

At Mount Auburn Hospital, you or your loved ones benefit from heart attack care that meets or exceeds national standards.

Mortality Rate 30 Days After Hospital Discharge

This data reflects death for any reason within 30 days of admission for a heart attack.

Mount Auburn Hospital 11.2%
United States Avg 14.2%

Readmission Rate 30 Days After Hospital Discharge

This data reflects rates of unplanned hospital readmission within 30 days of being discharged after treatment for a heart attack.

Mount Auburn Hospital 15.9%
United States Avg 17.0%

Payment Associated with Heart Attack Care

Mount Auburn Hospital — 23,724 Dollars

United States Avg — 21,791 Dollars

Get Help for a Heart Attack

If you or a loved one experience signs of a heart attack, call 911 right away. Heart attack symptoms include:
• Chest pain or discomfort
• Shortness of breath
• Nausea, lightheadedness or vomiting
• Back, neck, jaw, arm or stomach pain or discomfort

Economical Heart Attack Care

You can assess the value of heart attack care by looking at both the quality of care and the cost of care.

Payment Associated with a 30-Day Episode-of-Care

This data estimates a hospital-level, risk-standardized payment (RSP) for heart attack care starting with inpatient admission and extending 30 days.

Learn About Our Emergency Services

Discover how Mount Auburn Hospital’s emergency medicine physicians provide compassionate care 24/7, or view our network of providers to search for a doctor by name, specialty, gender or location.

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