Heart Attacks occur when one of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle is blocked. This results in death of, or damage to part of the heart muscle due to an insufficient blood supply. Appropriate recommended care includes giving asprin and beta blockers on arrival to the hospital, advising smokers to quit, and prescribing specific medications upon discharge from the hospital.
The data above is from the most recent reporting period (July 2011 through June 2012) and reflects a rolling 12-month average. The U.S., Georgia and Grady hospital data is provided by Hospital Compare. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services, and other members of the Hospital Quality Alliance: Improving Care Through Information (HQA).
The most current data (Grady - 3rd Quarter 2012) is provided by the University Healthsystem Consortium.