TriStar Portland ER provides the same state-of-the-art, life-saving resources you'd expect from a hospital-based emergency room — close to home and without the wait.

  • 8 completely private rooms, including rooms for pediatric patients
  • Board-certified emergency medicine physicians
  • Registered nursing staff with advanced certifications and pediatric training
  • Advanced testing and imaging technology, including CT, X-ray, and ultrasound
  • Comprehensive medical laboratory
  • Trauma / code room
  • Negative-pressure room
  • Decontamination room
  • Dedicated safe-rooms for patients requiring psychiatric evaluation
  • Staff pharmacist
  • Helipad to expedite transport of seriously ill or injured patients
  • Immediate access to the specialists at TriStar Hendersonville Medical 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:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath & difficulty breathing
  • Unexplained anxiety
  • Weakness of fatigue
  • Palpitations
  • Cold sweat
  • Paleness

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

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