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About 911 for Heart Attack and Stroke

It is said “time is muscle” when it comes to treating a heart attack and “time is brain” in stroke care. Kadlec Regional Medical Center teams with partner emergency services agencies to provide expedited cardiac and stroke treatment to patients in the region. You have a role in achieving a healthy result. That is should you experience the symptoms of heart attack or stroke, do not delay, call 9-1-1 immediately. Review the symptoms below and educate yourself and your family about this important health information.
Why Kadlec for Heart Attack

Kadlec’s growing open heart surgery and interventional cardiology program serves as a referral center for communities in the Tri-Cities, southeast Washington and northeast Oregon. Kadlec is the first nationally accredited chest pain center in the northwest and the only hospital in the region with the ability to provide emergency treatment for heart attack using balloon angioplasty and stents.

  • American Heart Association
  • Northwest MedStar
  • American College of Cardiology

Heart Attack: Signs and Symptoms

Call 911 immediately if you experience any of these signs:

  • Chest pain or discomfort. Feels like pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. Can be mild or severe
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body, one or both arms or upper part of the stomach
  • Shortness of breath, which may occur with or before chest discomfort
  • Nausea/vomiting, light-headedness or sudden dizziness
  • Cold Sweat
  • Back or jaw pain

Why Kadlec for Stroke

Kadlec’s stroke treatment care brings together fellowship-trained specialists from Kadlec Neuroscience Center, board certified emergency physicians and highly trained paramedics. With time of the essence, there is a coordinated team in place to ensure rapid treatment for patients in the midst of suffering a stroke. Kadlec’s emergency stroke treatment services also includes:

  • Around-the-clock coverage with both neurologists and the region’s only neurosurgeons (15-20% of stroke is hemorrhagic, requiring neurosurgical consult)
  • Full time Intensivists (critical care specialists who work only in the ICU
  • Nationally recognized Intensive Care Unit (Beacon Award for nursing care given to only 10% of hospitals nation wide)
  • Top quality imaging equipment to assist in diagnosis
  • Neuroradiologists (specially-trained radiologists in the treatment of neurological disorders)
  • American Stroke Association
  • Kadlec Neuroscience Center
  • Kadlec Neurological Resource Center
  • Stroke Awareness Foundation

Stroke: Signs and Symptoms

Call 911 immediately if you experience any of these signs:

  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Severe headache with no known cause