If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or 911.
24/7 ER in Cartersville
For people who find themselves faced with an emergency healthcare situation, your needs are the top priority for Cartersville Medical Center's Emergency Department staff. Our modern, 43-bed Level III Trauma Center provides a high level of acute care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are prepared and trained for a wide variety of medical conditions. Over 50,000 patients come to us for their emergency needs each year.
Emergency Room Services
- Rapid assessments of patients with heart attack symptoms as well as the latest in heart care including clot-busting agents
- Rapid assessments of cardiac disease and trauma
- An Accredited Chest Pain Center
- Expert treatment for patients of all ages, from children to older adults
- Convenient bedside registration to reduce wait times
- A "Fast Track" service to treat minor injuries or illnesses
- Highly trained and skilled medical staff, including board-certified emergency physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician's assistants, and consulting physicians representing numerous medical specialties
- A helipad for air ambulances
- Certified Primary Stroke Center
- Level III Trauma Center
Recognizing the Symptoms...
Two of the most common life-threatening emergencies are heart attacks and strokes. In both cases, time is crucial. Being able to recognize the symptoms can help save the life of you or someone you love:
Chest pain is often a symptom of heart disease. It occurs when the blood vessels leading to the heart are blocked. This results in less blood, and therefore less oxygen, reaching the heart muscle. When the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen, chest pain and other symptoms result. Chest pain of any kind deserves a medical evaluation to determine its cause.
Other symptoms may include:
- Shortness of breath & difficulty breathing
- Unexplained anxiety
- Weakness of fatigue
- Cold sweat
Stroke is a type of cardiovascular disease. It affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or a burst. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so it starts to die.
Learn to recognize the symptoms of a stroke quickly:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause