• Heart Failure Treatment

    Heart failure is a condition where the heart cannot pump with enough blood or enough force. The result is that the body does not receive the oxygen and blood that it needs. Heart failure can cause swelling (from extra fluid) in the legs, feet, ankles or abdomen and sometimes in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Although a chronic, or long-lasting, condition, heart failure can be managed by the proper medications and lifestyle changes.

    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 heart failure. 

    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.

  • LVS Function Assessment


    The left ventricle (or chamber) of the heart pumps blood to the rest of the body. A test called evaluation of left ventricular systolic (LVS) function can check whether the heart is pumping properly. This chart shows the percent of heart failure patients who received this test to check heart pumping strength.

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