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If you think you’re having a heart attack, don’t wait to call 911. Calling an ambulance could save your life.

During a heart attack, permanent damage can occur in as little as 30 minutes.

When a heart attack strikes, it’s critical to act quickly. According to the National Institutes of Health, about half of those who die from a heart attack will die within the first hour. Recognizing what’s happening and acting quickly may save your life or the life of someone you love.


Know the symptoms of a heart attack

Did you know that heart attack symptoms can present differently in men and women? Being able to quickly identify the signs of a heart attack is crucial — the faster you call, the faster you can get treatment.

Symptoms Common in Men

  • Cold sweat or nausea
  • Chest pressure or pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach

Symptoms Common in Women:

  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Upper back pressure
  • Chest pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Fainting or extreme fatigue

You’re in good hands with Williamson Health

Ambulances fitted with the latest technology ensure lifesaving care is provided as quickly as possible.


Award-winning care

Williamson Health EMS received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Plus achievement award for its commitment to offering rapid and research-based care to people experiencing severe heart attacks, ultimately saving lives.


The latest in lifesaving technology

All Williamson Health ambulances are outfitted with a LUCAS 3 device, a cutting-edge CPR machine that helps provide essential treatment on the way to the hospital. Technology, though, is only as good as the people operating it and Williamson Health paramedics are among the most capable and well-trained in the world. When you call our incredible emergency services team, exceptional care comes to you—whether you are at home, at the gym, or even on the side of the road.

Emergency care that begins before you get to the hospital

When you call 911, you get lifesaving care as soon as the paramedics arrive and all the way to the hospital. The early moments of a heart attack are crucial, and getting care before arriving at the emergency room can make the difference between permanent damage and a full recovery.

As part of our integrated technology system, our EMS staff can even transmit EKGs from the field to the Williamson Medical Center Emergency Department. If necessary, the paramedics can activate the cardiology team to prepare the state-of-the-art catheterization lab ahead of your arrival at the Emergency Department — saving precious time during a heart attack.


Know your risk for a heart attack

In recognition of Heart Month, we are offering calcium score screening for only $50 during February. This CT scan takes only minutes and helps detect the buildup of calcium in the coronary arteries that can lead to a heart attack.

No referrals are required to receive the scan, simply call 615-435-5361 to schedule your appointment.

The screenings will take place at the Williamson Health Imaging on the first floor of Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee located at:

3000 Edward Curd Lane
Franklin, TN 37067

Please have payment information and the name of your primary care provider available.

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