Washington Hospital Quality
A service of the Washington State Hospital Association

What is this?

Heart attack patients who got medicine to break up blood clots and open up blood flow to the heart muscle within 30 minutes of arrival. Higher is better.

Why this matters?

It is important that patients who are having a heart attack are treated quickly to keep their heart muscle from dying.

Technical Description

Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication Within 30 Minutes Of Arrival: http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/Data/Measures.html