A heart attack (also referred to as AMI or acute myocardial infarction) occurs when the blood vessels that feed the heart are obstructed and the blood supply is decreased or stopped. A heart attack is a serious medical emergency that can lead to significant health consequences including death. For a more complete decription of the heart and heart conditions, click here.
Process of care measures indicate how many patients at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital receive treatments commonly regarded as effective in treating heart attacks. To help you gauge the relevance of these findings, we compare our scores to other facilities at the national and state level. Please select the dropdown tabs below to see the results and definitions associated with each measure.
Data for Piedmont Mountainside Hospital is for July 2010 – June 2011. Data
for Georgia and National scores are for January – December 2010.