Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
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PinnacleHealth is committed to providing evidence-based care to patients who present to the hospital with Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI or heart attack). A Chest Pain Committee meets regularly to review standards and discuss the processes needed to ensure optimal care is provided. The goal is to perform percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 minutes for patients with an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a specific type of heart attack. For patients with Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), the goal is to ensure appropriate medications and care are provided in a timely manner.
PinnacleHealth achieved Chest Pain Center accreditation via the Society for Cardiac Medicine in 2013.
The team also participated in local health fairs to educate the community about the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and the importance of calling 911.
Performance on all measures was near perfect in 2014. All STEMI patients received PCI within 90 minutes of arrival in 2014. PinnacleHealth reports data on heart attack care to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry for acute coronary syndrome patients. The Action Registry reports performance on composite metrics comprised of 11 measures for STEMI patients and 8 measures for NSTEMI patients. PinnacleHealth outperformed the registry’s all hospital average for both measures and performed in the top decile for STEMI.
STEMI and NSTEMI Composite Performance