Joy Greenwald, Townsquare Media

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has been recognized for its standard of care for heart attack patients.

CRMC recently received the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. Cheyenne Regional is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor.

''The Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry empowers healthcare provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines and establishes a national standard for understanding and improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care provided for patients with coronary artery disease, specifically high-risk heart attack patients,” said cardiologist Muhammad Khan, MD, medical director of Cheyenne Regional’s cardiac catheterization lab.

To receive the Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Cheyenne Regional has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry for eight consecutive quarters and has performed at the top level of standards for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot in a coronary artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. Treatment guidelines include administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation, among others.

 

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