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The Joint Commission

Gold Seal of Approval™ by
The Joint Commission

A SMALL NOTE ABOUT BIG ACHIEVEMENTS

Carilion Clinic has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval™ by The Joint Commission for the Primary Stroke Center at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH). We are also proud to say our Chest Pain Center at CRMH is accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. These designations signify our commitment to the highest quality standards. With the latest treatments, fast-track care, and dedicated advanced care teams, we’re able to lessen the effects of these serious health conditions.

SIGNS OF A HEART ATTACK

Know the five. Stay alive.

    Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

    Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

  1. Pressure or squeezing in the center of the chest
  2. Shooting pain that spreads to shoulders, arms, neck or jaw
  3. Nausea, dizziness, fainting or sudden abnormal sweating
  4. Shortness of breath
  5. Heartburn or indigestion-like pain

The warning signs of a heart attack in women are different than men's. Learn more.

Don't ignore the signs of a heart attack.

If you have any of the signs, acting fast improves your chances for recovery. Carilion Clinic's Emergency Departments throughout western Virginia and our accredited Chest Pain Center are prepared to treat any heart condition, while our Heart Alert program fast-tracks heart attack patients to life-saving care.

Do you know your risk? Take our heart attack risk assessment.

Video: Learn how to spot the symptoms of a heart attack. Know the five. Stay alive.

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SIGNS OF A STROKE

Know the five. Stay alive.

  1. Walk – loss of balance
  2. Talk – slurred speech or a droopy face
  3. Reach – numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  4. See – impaired vision or difficulty seeing in one or both eyes
  5. Feel – severe headache with no known cause

The warning signs of a stroke in women are different than men's. Learn more.

Don't ignore the signs of a stroke.

Video: Learn how to spot the symptoms of a stroke. Know the five. Stay alive.

If you have any of the signs, acting fast improves your chances for recovery. If you get help soon enough, the new interventional treatments and fast-track Stroke Alert program available at Carilion Clinic can lessen the effects of a stroke or eliminate them altogether.

Do you know your risk? Take our stroke risk assessment.

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SIGNS OF HEART FAILURE

Know the Five. Stay Alive.

  1. Weight gain – 2 – 3 pounds in one day, or 4 - 5 pounds in one week
  2. Shortness of breath – with little change in activity
  3. Increased swelling – ankles, feet, legs, or abdomen
  4. Heart beat – fast or irregular rate
  5. Fatigue – tired more than usual

Don't ignore the signs of heart failure.

If you have any of the signs of heart failure, acting fast improves your chances for recovery. So, when your body talks, listen. If you are having any one of the five signs of heart failure, please contact your primary care provider, cardiologist, or our Heart Failure Clinic.

For more information on any of these conditions, call 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.