Heart Failure Core Measures

UT Southwestern Medical Center is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading heart disease treatment centers, including treatment for heart failure. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart does not have the ability to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs.

Heart failure is usually chronic, meaning it’s an ongoing condition, but it can be managed and treated under the guidance of a physician.

UT Southwestern closely monitors several “core measures” – considered medical “best practices” in heart failure care – 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 failure patients given evaluation of left ventricular systolic (LVS) function 

Heart failure patients given angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD)

Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions