Dial Don’t Drive Mississippi
The Dial Don't Drive Program
Dial Don't Drive is a public service initiative focused on decreasing the time between the onset of cardiac symptoms and hospital treatment. The effort encourages the use of 911 for possible heart-related emergencies, and emphasizes the benefit of initial diagnosis and treatment of cardiac distress by Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Equipment provided by the program allows full 12-lead EKG information to be transmitted by EMS to a participating hospital, which triggers the activation of emergency catheterization teams, advance preparation for the incoming patient, and rapid intervention upon arrival.
The Dial Don’t Drive Partners expect that this program and its important message will continue to positively impact the San Diego, Atlanta, Tennessee and Mississippi markets, and anticipate that its reach will continue to broaden and save lives nationally. Since Mississippi leads the national in deaths from cardiovascular diseases, this initiative is especially important in their communities.
For more information about Mission: Lifeline, visit the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline webpage.
|Dial 9-1-1 Fast|
Heart attack and stroke are life-and-death emergencies — every second counts. If you see or have any of the listed symptoms, immediately call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number. Not all these signs occur in every heart attack or stroke. Sometimes they go away and return. If some occur, get help fast! Today heart attack and stroke victims can benefit from new medications and treatments unavailable to patients in years past. For example, clot-busting drugs can stop some heart attacks and strokes in progress, reducing disability and saving lives. But to be effective, these drugs must be given relatively quickly after heart attack or stroke symptoms first appear. So again, don't delay — get help right away!