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Heart Attack: Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge

What does it mean?
Unless there are medical reasons that indicate it should not be given, a medication referred to as a beta blocker should be given or prescribed to the heart attack patient upon leaving the hospital.

Why is it important?
These beta blockers can help reduce further heart damage after a patient has suffered a heart attack.

What does it measure?
This measure is used to determine the percentage of heart attack patients who were given or prescribed beta blockers upon leaving the hospital.

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.