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  • Heart Attack (AMI)

  • Heart attack, also called Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), is one of the most common diagnoses in hospitalized patients. It occurs when the arteries that supply oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked and the blood supply is slowed or stopped. The result is that part of the heart muscle may be damaged or destroyed.

    The graphs below show Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s performance in following best practices (evidence-based processes of care) and achieving the best results when treating patients with a heart attack. 

    A column with N/A indicates one of the following: we did not have enough eligible patients to report on that measure; CMS held the data for one or more quarters; results were unavailable for the reporting period; no cases met the criteria for the measure; or results could not be calculated for the reporting period.

    The reports on our site include information from Hospital Compare as well as our most current data averaged over the past year.

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