Heart Attack Best Practices

Each year, UT Southwestern Medical Center treats many patients who have suffered a heart attack. Also known as acute myocardial infarction, a heart attack occurs when arteries leading to the heart become blocked, depriving the heart of both blood and oxygen. That, in turn, damages heart muscles and heart cells.

UT Southwestern carefully monitors several core measures – considered medical “best practices” in heart attack treatment – to ensure we are meeting recommended guidelines.

Compare UT Southwestern’s scores with state and national averages for the following core measures:

Best Practices/Core MeasuresUT Southwestern University Hospitals
Heart Attack Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes of Arrival