• Know What's A Medical Emergency

    2/4/15

    Know What's A Medical Emergency

    Don’t take unnecessary chances. Know and recognize what is a medical emergency. If you experience the symptoms of a heart attack – every minute counts. Your chances of survival are improved when you seek emergency medical treatment and receive the appropriate medications and are stabilized. Mountain Lakes Medical Center provides Rabun County with the emergency flight operation and emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    The ER physicians and nurses are highly trained and skilled in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). In 2014, Mountain Lakes Medical Center’s Emergency Services received an award from the Northeast Georgia Regional Stemi (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Association for exceeding the standards for transfer time for Catheterization. Our team of highly trained, skilled and compassionate physicians, nurses, and support staff care for approximately 6,000 patients each year. Care levels range from urgent care to multi-system trauma to cardiac care and stabilization. Your safety come first. Recognize the symptoms of heart attack listed below. Call 911, if you experience any of these symptoms.

    Heart Attack Symptoms

    • Chest discomfort – pain may feel like a tight ache, pressure, fullness or squeezing
    • Pain or discomfort in your upper body (shoulders, arms, back, neck, teeth or jaw)
    • Shortness of breath
    • Anxiety
    • Lightheadedness
    • Sweating
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • Stomach Pain