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Beta blockers are medicines that relieve the stress on the heart by slowing the heart rate and reducing the force with which the heart muscle contracts to pump blood.
Taking a beta blocker helps lower blood pressure, reduce chest pain and heart failure and help prevent a heart attack.
This measure reports the percentage of heart attack patients who received a prescription for a beta-blocker when they were discharged from the hospital.
A higher score is better than a lower one.
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.