Calling 911 at the first signs of a possible heart attack or stroke could save your life. It is the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment because it starts immediately.
From Dispatcher to EMS to Hospital Staff
When you call 911, Emergency Medical Services staff start treatment. Beginning with the 911 dispatcher, the team works to identify and treat a heart attack or stroke.
EMS teams are trained to revive those whose hearts have stopped. They communicate directly with the on-call hospital staff so treatment can start even before the ambulance reaches the hospital. Patients receive a rapid assessment of their potential life threatening condition.
Trust 911 and make the call at the first sign of a heart attack or stroke. Don’t hesitate or second guess yourself – just make the call.