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Heart Failure Care

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Heart Failure (HF) is a chronic condition in which the heart cannot sufficiently pump blood and oxygen needed by the body. Ineffective pumping of the heart can lead to congestion and fluid build-up in the lungs and other body tissues in HF patients. Treatment goals include understanding the severity of the heart’s pumping failure in order to choose the correct medications to help the heart pump better. Other treatments include a diet designed to reduce fluid buildup in the body’s tissues.

Evaluation Of LVS Function

This measures the percentage of eligible heart failure patients evaluated for how well the left side of the heart is pumping blood. Assessment may include echocardiogram, cardiac catheterization, MRI or CT Scan.

Why this is important.
ACEI Or ARB For LVSD

This measures the percentage of eligible heart failure patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) who received an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor or ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker) on discharge.

Why this is important.

Current Data Collection

Virtua Data Range: Apr. 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014
National Data Range: Oct. 1, 2012 - Sept. 30, 2013