Cardiovascular Emergency Services
at Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center
If a cardiovascular emergency happens to you or a loved one, the ER at Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center is ready to help in a heartbeat. Our highly skilled ER physicians make Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center the right place to receive comprehensive emergency care for a variety of cardiovascular conditions, including heart attack, angina, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and more. The experienced team of medical specialists in our ER, our Accredited Chest Pain Center and our Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure award for three years in a row are just a few more reasons why we’re an ER you can count on during cardiovascular emergencies.
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Approximately 5.7 million people in the U.S. have heart failure, a condition causing 300,000 deaths each year. But what is heart failure? Are you at risk? When is heart failure an emergency? And what can you do to treat it?
Heart failure is not a sudden stopping of the heart; rather, it’s a condition that develops over time. The heart’s pumping action is weakened by disease or other health issues, eventually leading to an inability to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the rest of your body.
When do heart failure symptoms require emergency medical care?
If any of the following symptoms occur, call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest ER:
- Fainting spell with a loss of consciousness
- Shortness of breath not relieved by a time of rest
- Sudden appearance of a severe headache
- New chest pain that is unexpected, severe and occurs with sweating, weakness, nausea or shortness of breath
- Sudden weakness or paralysis in your legs or arms
- Severe chest pain that lasts longer than 15 minutes
Read more about heart failure signs and symptoms.