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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.

What You Need to Know
 The graph shows how Sentara hospitals perform overall for some of the standards of care provided to someone who has a heart attack.   
    Higher percentages are better
    Compare to U.S. Average or Top 10% in U.S.
    Small differences in numbers or percentages may not be significant due to
       differences in total patient volumes between hospitals

 The quality measures are part of a national initiative by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and other organizations. To see these measures for other hospitals, go to HospitalCompare.

 * Comparison Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Why does Sentara monitor measures like these?
Quality measures help hospitals determine whether services are being provided in the most safe and effective way possible. Monitoring these measures help hospitals evaluate and improve the way care is delivered. At Sentara, we emphasize areas where experts agree on the best treatment for specific conditions.

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