Heart Failure Quality Data
Heart failure is a weakening of the heart's pumping power. About five million patients in the United States have HF, and more than 550,000 patients are newly diagnosed with HF each year. It is primarily a condition of the elderly; more Medicare dollars are spent for the diagnosis and treatment of HF than for any other diagnosis. This measure shows how often our medical center gave recommended treatments to our patients who had heart failure during the fourth quarter of 2011.
- Percent of heart failure patients given discharge instructions.
- Percent of heart failure patients given an evaluation of left ventricular systolic (LVS) function.
- Percent of heart failure patients given ACE inhibitor or ARB for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD).