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Heart Attack Care

A heart attack (also called an 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
  • sweating
  • nausea
  • 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.

How is EJGH Performing in Heart Attack Care?

The individual measures below are how hospitals throughout the United States are measured. Click on a link to see how EJGH compares nationally and in Louisiana in each individual measure.

Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge

Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes Of Arrival

Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given Statin at Discharge

All descriptions and data sources are reported from Hospital Compare.

Data reported are based on discharge from Fourth Quarter 2012 through Third Quarter 2013

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