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Call 911 for Heart Attack and Stroke during COVID-19

Emergency workers are here for you, even in the face of COVID-19.

Heart attack and stroke are time-sensitive emergencies. Immediate care is critical for your best chance of survival and recovery. Call 911 right away if you have symptoms. Don’t drive yourself.

Don’t be afraid to call 911 because of COVID-19. Emergency responders and hospitals are ready for you and taking extra precautions to protect you from infection.

And if you’re already a heart or stroke patient, don’t delay your regular or follow-up visits with your doctor. Always feel free to call your doctor or clinic staff if you have non-emergency health care questions or concerns, or send them a message through myChart.


Heart Attack Warning Signs

Heart Attack Warning Signs

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Pain or discomfort in arms, back, neck, jaw or upper abdomen
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea/vomiting, or lightheadedness
Stroke warning signs

Stroke Warning Signs

Remember “F.A.S.T.” 

  • Face drooping
  • Arm weakness
  • Speech difficulty
  • Time to call 911

Also: numbness or tingling, confusion, problems with vision or balance, dizziness, severe headache

  • Protecting You from COVID-19
    Your health and safety are our top priority. From meticulous safety precautions to video and phone appointments, St. Luke’s is dedicated to meeting your needs and keeping you safe during the COVID-19 crisis. We have made several changes in how we operate to help those coming to our hospitals and clinics avoid exposure to the virus.
  • Additional Resources
    • Cardiosmart.org: Information about COVID-19 for people with heart conditions from the American College of Cardiology 
    • Heart.org: Information on heart attack and stroke during the COVID-19 pandemic from the American Heart Association

COVID-19 Resources

Navigating COVID-19 Together

St. Luke's is prepared to support our patients and community as we enter the fall flu season with COVID-19 still spreading across Idaho. Our commitment to safe care includes coronavirus testing, visitor screening, enhanced safety practices and more.