Please call 911 if you think you or someone else may be having a heart attack or a stroke. Both the brain and the heart have little reserve. The quicker the issue is treated, the less the permanent damage. We try and get a stoke treated with clot busting agents within 3 hours of symptom onset and we try and get a heart artery opened in less than 90 minutes of arrival to the hospital.
A new study shows that most people who realize stroke warning signs are occurring in a friend or family member may not call 911, thereby delaying potentially lifesaving treatment.