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. Learn more about heart attack care at Sentara.What You Need to KnowThe 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 percent 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, visit HospitalCompare.
* Comparison Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.