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Heart Attack Reports

Time to transfer outpatients needing specialized care to another hospital

Lawrence Memorial Hospital Not applicable*
Kansas Average 70 minutes
National Average 58 minutes

A lower number of minutes is better.

Why is this important?

The faster patients can be transferred for specialized care, the less damage done to the heart and the better the chance of recovery.

*This measure is not applicable to Lawrence Memorial Hospital because patients remain at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for specialized heart attack care.

Time for outpatients to receive an ECG

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 0 minutes
Kansas Average 8 minutes
National Average 7 minutes

A lower number of minutes is better.

Why is this important?

The faster an electrocardiogram (ECG) can be performed, the quicker health care providers can diagnose a heart attack.

Drugs to break up blood clots given to outpatients within 30 minutes of arrival

Lawrence Memorial Hospital Not available
Kansas Average 38%
National Average 59%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Taking drugs to dissolve blood clots can improve blood flow to the heart.

Outpatients given aspirin within 24 hours of arrival

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 100% 
Kansas Average 95%
National Average 97%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Receiving aspirin early can decrease illness and improve chances of survival.

Heart attack patients given drugs to break up blood clots within 30 minutes of arrival

Lawrence Memorial Hospital Not available
Kansas Average 25%
National Average 60%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Taking drugs to dissolve blood clots can improve blood flow to the heart.

Heart attack patients given a procedure to open blocked blood vessels within 90 minutes of arrival

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 89%
Kansas Average 97%
National Average 96%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

The faster an intervention, the less damage done to the heart and the better the chance of recovery.

Source: Hospital Compare, April 2014 through March 2015