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What to know about medical emergencies

Emergencies happen. Will you be ready?

Recognizing an emergency

  • For emergency conditions, faster treatment usually leads to better outcomes
  • As a result, it helps to be familiar with symptoms of an emergency, including heart attack, stroke, sepsis, blood clots and complications related to pregnancy
  • Patients and families should also know the emergency symptoms to watch for involving their specific medical conditions


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