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8095 Innovation Park Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031

Middle age man with chest pain

Inova Emergency Care

Expert emergency care when every minute counts.

Conditions That Warrant an ER Visit

There may be some reasons for waiting to visit a doctor right now, but some symptoms can't wait. Life-threatening conditions that cause severe symptoms or put your health at serious risk require a visit to an emergency room. These include:

  • Suspected heart attack or stroke
  • Extreme difficulty breathing
  • Severe bleeding or serious cuts
  • Broken bones
  • Poisoning
  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Minor burns and lacerations
  • Minor trauma, including sprains and broken bones
  • On-the-job accidents

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