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  • Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function

  • Why Is This Treatment Important?

    The proper treatment for heart failure depends on what area of your heart is affected. An important test is to check how your heart is pumping, called an "evaluation of the left ventricular systolic function." It can tell your health care provider whether the left side of your heart is pumping properly. Other ways to check on how your heart is pumping include:

    • your medical history
    • a physical examination
    • listening to your heart sounds
    • other tests as ordered by a physician (like an ECG (electrocardiogram), chest x-ray, blood work, and an echocardiogram)

    What the Scores Mean

    A higher percentage, or score, is good because it means more patients received the recommended treatment. However, a lower score does not necessarily indicate poor care. You should consider the overall quality of a facility in addition to individual category scores. 

  • Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of LEft Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function

  • About the Data

    The data on this site is reported to the Department of Health and Human Services and is updated on a quarterly basis. It represents patient care data from July 2010 through June 2011, which was released in May 2012. The explanation of the data is courtesy of the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, please visit the Hospital Compare website.