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Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is a procedure considered to be the most effective for opening blocked blood vessels that cause heart attacks. It is important that this therapy be given quickly after a heart attack is diagnosed.
The chart below shows the percentage of UMMC heart attack patients given PCI within 90 minutes of arrival, as compared to the national average.
*Note: NA stands for not applicable. This means that during this quarter, there were no patients who met the specified criteria.
Source: The Joint Commission