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|Duke Raleigh Hospital||100%|
|Duke University Hospital||98%|
|Durham Regional Hospital||97%|
The rates displayed in this graph are for discharges April 2011 through March 2012.
(1) The U.S. average includes all reporting hospitals in the United States.
(2) The N.C. average includes all reporting hospitals in the state of North Carolina.
(3) "Top Hospitals" represent the top 10% of hospitals nationwide. These hospitals achieved 100% on this measure.
The percentage of eligible heart failure patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) who received an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor or ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker) on discharge.
ACE inhibitors and ARBs are medicines that block a hormone in the body that causes blood vessels to narrow. They help lower blood pressure and reduce the heart’s workload.
Prescribing ACE inhibitors and ARBs to patients with heart failure symptoms or reduced heart function due to a heart attack significantly reduces the risk of death.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: