Cardiovascular Care Measures

The proper treatment of heart attack and heart failure patients is a priority at Mount Sinai. All of our cardiovascular patients should receive care that is likely to achieve the best possible results. The information below shows how well Mount Sinai follows the recommended guidelines for patients with heart attack and heart failure compared to the national average for all hospitals. Unless noted, a higher score is better.

HEART ATTACK MEASURES 

Process Measures Mount Sinai
July 2012-June 2013
National Average
July 2012-June 2013
Heart attack patients given aspirin at arrival to hospital 98 % 96 %
Heart attack patients given aspirin at hospital discharge 98 % 99 %
Heart attack patients given beta blockers at hospital discharge 98 % 99 %

 

Outcome Measures* Mount Sinai
July 09 - June 12
National Average
July 09 - June 12
30-day heart attack mortality rate 12.8% 15.2 %
30-day heart attack hospital readmission rate 19.9 % 18.3 %

 * A lower score is better 

HEART FAILURE MEASURES 

Process Measures  Mount Sinai
July 2012-June 2013
National Average
July 2012-June 2013
Heart failure patients given instructions for discharge 91 % 94 %
Heart failure patients given an evaluation of heart function 98 % 99 %
Heart failure patients given ACE inhibitors or ARB medication at discharge 96 % 97 %

 

Outcome Measures* Mount Sinai
(July 09 - June 12)
National Average
(July 09 - June 12)
30-day heart failure mortality rate 9.3 % 11.7 %
30-day heart failure unplanned readmission rate 24.4 % 23.0 %

* A lower score is better

 

Last Updated: 7/7/14