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
April 2013-March 2014
National Average
April 2013-March 2014
Heart attack patients given aspirin at hospital discharge 98 % 99 %
Heart attack patients given a prescription for a statin at hospital discharge 98 % 98 %

 

Outcome Measures* Mount Sinai
July 2010-June 2013
National Average
July 2010-June 2013
30-day heart attack mortality rate 13.6 % 14.9 %
30-day heart attack unplanned readmission rate 18.0 % 17.8 %

 * A lower score is better 

Heart Failure Measures

Process Measures Mount Sinai
April 2013-March 2014
National Average
April 2013-March 2014
Heart failure patients given instructions for discharge 92 % 95 %
Heart failure patients given an evaluation of heart function 99 % 99 %
Heart failure patients given ACE inhibitors or ARB medication for left ventricular systolic dysfunction 97 % 97 %

 

Outcome Measures* Mount Sinai
July 2010-June 2013
National Average
July 2010-June 2013
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: 3/26/15