The Emergency Department at Deer Lodge Medical Center is staffed 24 hours per day.
You Don't Have an Hour to Wait!
Chest Pain – If you experience chest pain, you may showing signs
of a heart attack (myocardial infarction). Within the first fifteen minutes
your heart muscle can be permanently damaged. Time is Muscle. Within an
hour you may have irreversible damage, possibly even death. Don’t
wait or think you have time or the ability to drive etc. DLMC can stabilize
your condition immediately through use of state of the art medications
such as Retavase which is a thrombolytic (clot buster) and Integrilin
which is an antiplatelet drug to help prevent clots from forming. Once
stabilized you will be transferred to definitive care.
Time is crucial when dealing with a stroke. Thrombolytics must be given
within the first three hours of onset of symptoms. With our new CT machine
we can identify patients who are candidates for treatment in minutes.