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A heart attack (acute myocardial infarction or MI) is an injury to the heart muscle caused by the sudden blockage of a coronary artery. It is the number-one killer of both American men and women.
In keeping with our goal of providing the best possible care for heart attack patients, we follow an established heart attack treatment protocol that has been shown to improve patient outcomes.
The table below includes:
Heart Attack Care Measures
BWH July 2016 - June 2019
30-day adjusted heart attack mortality rate
Better than U.S. National Rate
30-day adjusted heart attack readmission rate
No Different than U.S. National Rate
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