Seconds matter, when it’s your heart. Learn these signs.

When suffering a heart attack, the sooner you seek medical attention, the better the chances for a positive outcome. That's why it's so important to identify the symptoms. Should any of them occur - even if they appear to subside - go to OSF Saint Anthony’s Emergency Center immediately, or call 911.

When seconds matter, it matters who you trust.

Standards to assess patients while in transit. Door-to-treatment times 57% faster than the local average. Technology and facilities that have earned national accreditations. These along with the facts below are just some of the reasons why thousands trust OSF Saint Anthony's for emergency care. Because it matters.

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Advanced Telemetry

This Technology allows the OSF Saint Anthony’s Cardiac Team to precisely monitor coronary activity, and is used to alert the medical team to any abnormalities.

Cath Lab Expansion

OSF Saint Anthony’s houses a $1.2 million fully digitized cardiac catheterization lab with high-resolution technology to assist physicians in visualizing interventional procedures in precise detail.

Internal Cardiac Defibrillator

The OSF Saint Anthony’s Cath Lab team was the first in the Metro-East to implant a new internal cardiac defibrillator (ICD) that uses a single lead to sense vital changes in heart rhythm. The sophisticated electronic device can prevent sudden cardiac death.

Rapid-Result Field EKGs

OSF Saint Anthony’s Emergency Center Team is in close contact with EMS personnel in the field, receiving EKG results within two minutes of a field EKG.

If this is an emergency, dial 911.
For more in-depth information, please visit our Emergency Services page or call our emergency department 24 hours a day:
618-474-6260

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