February is American Heart Month

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EVERY SECOND COUNTS!

Calling 911 at the first sign of a Heart Attack and giving CPR during Cardiac Arrest can save a life

 

Step 1:

Call 911 IMMEDIATELY and be specific when asked about your location and the symptoms the patient is experiencing. Answering the questions will not delay the arrival of help, it could actually allow it to arrive faster.

 

Step 2: If you encounter someone who has collapsed or is found unresponsive, quickly check the person’s breathing. If he or she isn’t breathing normally, start CPR. Begin pushing hard and fast in the center of the patient’s chest to the beat of any tune that is 100 to 120 beats per minute, “Stayin Alive” is a perfect match for this. Administering immediate CPR can double or even triple a patient’s chance of survival.

 

Know the Signs of a Heart Attack!

Chest Pain

Pain in left arm/jaw

Shortness of breath

Lightheadedness

Nausea

Cold sweats

Upper body pain

 

Big Horn Heart Center

Our interventional cardiologists specialize in conditions affecting the heart, which span the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cardiac arrhythmia’s and cardiovascular disease, such as cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure and valvular heart disease.

 

Cardiac Cath Lab

In January of 2013, Sheridan Memorial Hospital became the third hospital in Wyoming to open a cardiac catheterization lab. Two fully equipped rooms enable our cardiologists to perform the full range of diagnostic and interventional procedures such as heart catheterizations, angioplasty and stents as well as pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) devices.

 

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By | 2017-04-10T09:11:28+00:00 February 6th, 2017|

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