UPMC Shadyside Cardiac Outcomes

For mortality and readmission rates, numbers at or below the national rate are better. For Heart Attack Care and Heart Failure Care measures, numbers at or above the national rate are better. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) awarded UPMC Shadyside the highest national ranking of three stars for aortic valve replacement surgery in the most recent reporting period (ending in December 2014). For more Heart Surgery information, please visit the STS reporting database.

​Outcome Measure

​National Rates

​UPMC Shadyside

​Heart Attack Mortality (lower numbers are better)
14.9%​ ​13.6%
​Heart Attack Readmission (lower numbers are better)
​17.8% ​17.1%
​Heart Attack Care (higher numbers are better)
​Aspirin at Arrival
​99% ​100%
Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge
​99% 100%
​98% ​99%
​Beta-Blocker Prescribed at Discharge
​99% ​100%
​Primary PCI Received Within 90 Minutes
​96% 98%
​Statin Prescribed at Discharge
​98% 100%
​Overall Appropriateness of Care
​97% 99%
Heart Failure Mortality (lower numbers are better)
​11.9% ​9.4%
​Heart Failure Readmission (lower numbers are better)
​22.7% ​22.7%
​Heart Failure Care (higher numbers are better)
Discharge Instructions
​94% N/A
Evaluation of LVS Function
​99% ​100%
​97% 100%
​Overall Appropriateness of Care
​94% ​100%

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