Heart Failure Process of Care Measures
Heart Failure is a weakening of the heart's pumping power. With heart failure, your body doesn't get enough oxygen and nutrients to meet its needs. These measures show some of the process of care provided for most adults with heart failure.
Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) FunctionJanuary 2010 through December 2010
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, chest x-ray, blood work, and an echocardiogram). This chart shows the percentages of heart failure patients given an evaluation of left ventricular systolic (LVS) function. Higher percentages are better.