Success in Treating Heart Failure
The graphic below represents the number of patients who received perfect care* after they were given the right medications, and had all appropriate tests performed on their hearts.
All data current as of 1st Quarter 2014
There are 2 key factors in what is widely considered appropriate heart failure care:
Heart failure patients that get an evaluation of their heart
Proper treatment of heart failure depends on how your heart is pumping. A test is done to see how well the left side of your heart is pumping blood to the rest of your body. This indicator shows how many patients diagnosed with heart failure get this test.
Heart failure patients prescribed appropriate medications
ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors and ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) are beneficial to patients with heart failure. These medicines are used to treat patients with heart failure. They work by lowering blood pressure thus lowering the workload of the heart. This indicator shows how many patients are given these medications.
*The Perfect Care Score shows the percentage of patients cared for at Kaweah Delta Health Care District who had all Medicaid Services (CMS) and Centers for Medicare quality measures done perfectly.