An acute myocardial infarction (AMI), also called a heart attack, happens when one of the heart’s arteries becomes blocked and the supply of blood and oxygen to part of the heart muscle is slowed or stopped. When the heart muscle doesn’t get the oxygen and nutrients it needs, the affected heart tissue may die.
These measures show some of the standards of care provided, if appropriate, for most adults who have had a heart attack.
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Aspirin at Discharge
Blood clots can block blood vessels. Aspirin can help prevent blood clots from forming or help dissolve blood clots that have formed. Following a heart attack, continued use of aspirin may help reduce the risk of another heart attack. Aspirin can have side effects like stomach inflammation, bleeding, or allergic reactions. Talk to your health care provider before using aspirin on a regular basis to make sure it’s safe for you.
Higher percentages are better.
Statin at Discharge
Statin are a type of medicine that is used to lower cholesterol, and to help plaque buildup in coronary arteries. Higher percentages are better.