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Aspirin reduces the blood's tendency to clot in blood vessels after a heart attack. Receiving an aspirin as soon as possible during or after a heart attack has been shown to improve a person's ability to survive a heart attack.
This score measures the percentage of heart attack patients who received an aspirin within 24 hours before or after their arrival at the hospital.
A higher score is better than a low score.
The chart above shows how Cedars-Sinai's performance on this measure compared with the top 10% of hospitals in the United States, the national average for hospitals, the top 10% of hospitals in California and the California average.