Emergency department at Fortis Mumbai is equipped to handle various kind of emergencies such as:
Cardiac Emergency occurs when there is an abrupt loss of heart function due to a major illness or injury. The most serious medical conditions that lead to a cardiac emergency are sudden cardiac arrest, and heart attack, which is often caused by coronary artery disease. The signature symptoms of a cardiac emergency are chest pain, dizziness and breathing difficulty. If this emergency is not responded to immediately, death can result in a matter of minutes.
A Stroke occurs when part of the brain loses its blood supply due to a blockage or bleed of a blood vessel. This blockage or bleed prevents blood and oxygen from reaching the brain cells and tissues and this leads to the death of the brain cells in minutes. Symptoms of a stroke depend on the area of the brain affected and its severity. Paralysis, difficulty with speaking, seeing, or walking, dizziness, severe and sudden headache are the most common symptoms.
Road Traffic accident is a medical emergency that causes major or minor trauma to the victim. Wounds from these accidents can vary from minor scrapes to more serious injuries of head, brain and spine. The impact of the injuries differs for each part of the body and so its treatment, intervention and recovery. In most cases, early medical attention and treatment lead to a proper and speedy recovery. However, severe cases may require surgery and additional care and take more time to recover.
Any trauma to the scalp, skull, or brain results in head injury. The most common head injuries are concussions, scalp wounds and skull fractures. They can be caused either by a blow to the head (usually due to road accidents, falls, physical assault or sports-related accidents) or due to violent shaking. More-serious traumatic head injuries can result in long-term complications, mental impairment, permanent disability, and even death.
Pregnancy-related emergencies often called obstetric emergencies, may arise at any time during pregnancy, labour and birth. They can present severe and life-threatening health problems for mother, baby or both at the same time. Immediate medical care can reduce the risk of loss of a baby, premature birth and increased risk to the mother’s health. The signs and symptoms of an obstetric emergency are bleeding, stomach cramps, dizziness, lower back pain, and a decrease in the baby’s normal daily movements.
Medical emergencies occur when an injury or illness, that is acute, poses a sudden risk to an individual's life or his long-term health. Often, they are life-threatening and frightening and cause permanent injury or death, if not treated promptly. Some of the most common medical emergencies that people experience are chest pain, severe bleeding, broken or displaced bones, stroke, heart attack, cardiac arrests, breathing difficulties and seizures.
In some instances, burns, cuts and scrapes, choking, animal and snake bites, and fainting can also bring a medical emergency and pose an immediate risk to the life of the patient. Depending on the cause of the emergency and severity of the condition, our expert team consisting of specialist doctors, trained nurses and other healthcare professionals, who are proficient in providing immediate recognition, evaluation and stabilization, offer unscheduled and accurate medical care to the patient in the fast and most efficient manner possible.