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WCHQ reports measures from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) of the American College of Cardiology Foundation, relating to interventional cardiology procedures performed at WCHQ member organizations. These measures reflect care given to patients undergoing a heart catheterization for evaluation and/or treatment of blockages in the arteries supplying blood to the heart. Blockages may result in chest discomfort, such as that which occurs during a heart attack and at times with activity.

We extend our sincere appreciation to the WCHQ member organizations that have voluntarily agreed to publicly report their NCDR data. With this, WCHQ continues expanding its commitment to share information on the quality of health care, now including cardiovascular specialty care.

The NCDR data reported here is updated annually. We present each WCHQ member organization's data along with a national average for comparison purposes.

PCI In-Hospital Risk Adjusted Mortality This measure represents the percentage of patients that had a cardiac catheterization procedure who died for any reason while in the hospital. Patient characteristics present prior to the procedure are used to risk adjust the values in order to provide a means to compare participating hospitals on a more, "level playing field." Participating hospitals provide information which meet strict inclusion criteria, and controls for factors that may affect patient outcome. The method to arrive at this measure is consistent across the entire United States.  This is a measure developed by The American College of Cardiology.Cardiovascular Specialty Care HospitalEffectiveness
STEMI with PCI within 90 Minutes The technical name for this measure is ST segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, within 90 Minutes of showing up to the emergency room. It reflects the percent of patients, who are having a heart attack, who undergo the procedure to open the blocked artery causing the heart attack, within 90 minutes of arriving at the hospital. The 90 minutes represents the international time standard proven to result in patients ability to recover and decrease the chance of dying. This is a measure developed by The American College of Cardiology.Cardiovascular Specialty Care HospitalEffectiveness