Cardiovascular Emergency Services
at Riverside Community Hospital
If a cardiovascular emergency happens to you or a loved one, the ER at Riverside Community Hospital is ready to help in a heartbeat. Our highly skilled, board-certified ER physicians make Riverside Community Hospital the right place to receive comprehensive emergency care for a variety of cardiovascular conditions, including heart attack, angina, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and more. The experienced team of medical specialists in our ER and Level II Trauma Center, our Accredited Chest Pain Center, our designated STEMI Receiving Center and our Joint Commission ranking as a Top Performing Hospital for three consecutive years are just a few more reasons why we’re one of the largest and busiest emergency facilities in the Inland Empire.
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Approximately 5.7 million people in the U.S. have heart failure, a condition causing 300,000 deaths each year. But what is heart failure? Are you at risk? When is heart failure an emergency? And what can you do to treat it?
Heart failure is not a sudden stopping of the heart; rather, it’s a condition that develops over time. The heart’s pumping action is weakened by disease or other health issues, eventually leading to an inability to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the rest of your body.
When do heart failure symptoms require emergency medical care?
If any of the following symptoms occur, call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest ER:
- Fainting spell with a loss of consciousness
- Shortness of breath not relieved by a time of rest
- Sudden appearance of a severe headache
- New chest pain that is unexpected, severe and occurs with sweating, weakness, nausea or shortness of breath
- Sudden weakness or paralysis in your legs or arms
- Severe chest pain that lasts longer than 15 minutes
Read more about heart failure signs and symptoms.