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What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a weakening of the heart's pumping power.  Your heart tries to pump more blood to get the oxygen and nutrients it needs, but the muscle wall becomes weaker over time.

Data listed is from January 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013. Barton U.S. Average Barton:
Jan - Mar 2014
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival. Higher percentages are better. 98.0% 96.0% 100.0%
Heart failure patients given discharge instructions. Higher percentages are better. N/A 94.0% 78.0%
Heart failure patients given an evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) function. Higher percentages are better. 98% 99.0% 100.0%
Heart failure patients given ACE inhibitor or ARB for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD). Higher percentages are better. 100% 97.0% 100.0%

U.S. Average percentages come from data found on medicare.gov/hospitalcompare