Medical emergencies often require immediate medical intervention in the emergency department setting. These emergencies include:

  • Breathing difficulty of any type
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Fractures
  • Motor vehicle crash injuries
  • Head or neck injuries
  • Sudden severe headaches, paralysis, seizure, or stroke symptoms
  • Dehydration

The Mayo Clinic Division of Emergency Medicine includes pediatric and general emergency specialists and trauma surgeons. Physicians from other medical specialties also are available for consultation if the emergency doctor requests it.