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Understanding Heart Attacks

Written by Salem Health Community Health Education Center on Feb. 8th, 2024

Heart attacks are sudden and terrifying. When every second counts, knowing what to do can mean the difference between life and death. The American Heart Association strongly urges calling 911 instead of driving to the hospital. A study published in the Circulation Journal by the American Heart Association found that for every 30 minutes saved durin…

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Make the right call:  Why 911 is faster and safer during heart attacks

Written by Salem Health Community Health Education Center on Jan. 9th, 2024

During a heart attack, time is critical. The longer the heart muscle goes without oxygen, the more damage can occur. That's why recognizing symptoms and calling 911 right away is so essential.

You might think driving to the hospital is faster. But calling 911 can save more time and, most importantly, save your life.

Immediate care from EMTs

When y…

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