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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 April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016. Barton  California Average U.S. Average
 Average (median) number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who needed specialized care were transferred to another hospital. Lower number of minutes is better. n/a* 71 Minutes 58 Minutes
 Average (median) number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG. Lower number of minutes is better. 8 Minutes 9 Minutes 7 Minutes
 Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got drugs to break up blood clots within 30 minutes of arrival. Higher percentages are better. n/a* 63%  59% 
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who received aspirin within 24 hours of arrival or before transferring from the emergency department. Higher percentages are better. 98.0% 95.0% 96.0%

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

* The number of cases/patients is too few to report.