Heart Attack Report Cards
Quality of Care: Heart Attack
A heart attack (also called AMI or acute myocardial infarction) happens when the arteries leading to the heart become blocked and the blood supply is slowed or stopped. When the heart muscle can't get the oxygen and nutrients it needs, the part of the heart tissue that is affected may die.
The symptoms of a heart attack can include:
- Chest pain (often described as a crushing, squeezing or burning pain in the center of the chest and may radiate to your arm or jaw)
- Shortness of breath
- Dizziness or faintness
- Cold or clammy skin
- A gray or very ill appearance
Sometimes there may be no symptoms, especially if you have diabetes. Women sometimes have different symptoms, such as a different kind of chest pain and/or abdominal pain.
These measures show some standards of care provided, if appropriate, for most adults who have had a heart attack.
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Heart Attack - Hackley Campus
Heart Attack - Mercy Campus
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hospital Compare