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Einstein Institute for Heart and Vascular Health was recognized with the ACTION Registry®-GWTG (Get With the Guidelines) Silver Performance Achievement Award from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR). The ACTION Registry-GWTG establishes a national standard for understanding treatment patterns, clinical outcomes, drug safety and overall quality of care provided to Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) STEMI and NSTEMI patients (those suffering the deadliest type of heart attack), and the care they receive. The guidelines of ACTION GWTG are endorsed by the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, The Society of Chest Pain Centers, and the Society of Hospital Medicine. Einstein Institute for Heart and Vascular Health earned this award for the accumulation of four consecutive quarters of data at 90 percent or higher, ending in the fourth quarter of 2012. The ACTION GWTG Registry follows care from the arrival of the patient to the Emergency Room until discharge from the hospital to include appropriate post discharge measures. This is the first time Einstein has been honored by the NCDR Registry.“Congratulations to our entire heart team,” said D. Lynn Morris, MD, Chairman of Cardiovascular Disease and Director of the Einstein Institute for Heart and Vascular Health.“This is a tremendous acknowledgement of the hard work and commitment to quality patient care the team demonstrates every day.” Background: ACTION Registry®-GWTG administered by the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) is an outcomes-based, quality improvement program that focuses on high-risk STEMI and NSTEMI patients. The data is used to assess hospital teams’ performance relative to guidelines developed by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology for the management of STEMI and NSTEMI patients. Regular reports submitted to the NCDR are used to help hospitals reduce procedural complications, support quality improvement initiatives, and satisfy the data collection and reporting requirements of regulatory and contracting organizations.