Heart failure is a condition where the heart cannot pump with enough blood or enough force. The result is that the body does not receive the oxygen and blood that it needs. Heart failure can cause swelling (from extra fluid) in the legs, feet, ankles or abdomen and sometimes in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Although a chronic, or long-lasting, condition, heart failure can be managed by the proper medications and lifestyle changes.
The graphs below show Lexington Medical Center’s performance in following best practices (evidence-based processes of care) and achieving the best results when treating patients with heart failure.
A column with N/A indicates one of the following: we did not have enough eligible patients to report on that measure; CMS held the data for one or more quarters; results were unavailable for the reporting period; no cases met the criteria for the measure; or results could not be calculated for the reporting period.
The reports on our site include information from Hospital Compare as well as our most current data averaged over the past year.
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