Cardiac Care - How Do We Compare?
At Sonoma Valley Hospital, we strive to provide the best care possible. To monitor the quality of our care, we track quality “core” measures as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and compare them to national benchmarks.
Aspirin at Arrival
Aspirin is a drug that can help reduce the severity of a heart attack and improve survival rates by lowering the tendency of blood to clot in the vessels.
Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge
This medicine can help reduce the amount of damage to the heart muscle in heart attack patients, and this measure shows the percentage of patients with heart attacks that have been prescribed a medicine called a beta blocker on discharge from SVH.
LVF Assessment Completed
The left ventricle is the chamber of the heart that pumps blood out of the heart and into the body. Measuring left ventricular function (LVF) helps determine how well a chronic heart failure (CHF) patient’s left ventricle is working.