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Heart Attack

At High Point Regional, our cardiology staff understand that treating a heart attack with speed and precision, especially upon initially arriving at the hospital is critical for our patient’s outcomes. We are continually looking for ways to improve in these areas, and treat each individual heart attack patient swiftly and thoroughly.

A heart attack (also called an AMI or acute myocardial infarction) happens when the arteries leading to the heart become blocked and the blood supply is slowed or stopped. The quality measures below show some of the standards of care provided, if appropriate, to someone who has a heart attack.

Measures - Data last updated June 2010

Aspirin can help keep blood clots from forming and dissolve blood clots that can cause heart attacks.  

ARB’s or ACEI are drugs that treat left ventricular dysfunction are critical to prevent recurrence of a heart attack or continued heart damage.

Beta blockers are a type of medicine used to lower blood pressure, treat chest pain (angina) and heart failure, and to help prevent a heart attack