Dr. Mark Slabaugh is a Board Certified, experienced sports medicine physician, providing diagnosis and treatment for a range of orthopedic injuries and concerns.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
Named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery, Mercy Medical Center is home to The Maryland Spine Center.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
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The trusted physicians at The Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of chest pain. Our Board Certified cardiologists will conduct a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and will help you determine the most appropriate steps to address your chest pain.
Chest pain is a symptom, not a disease. It is the body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Chest pain can be simple indigestion or a warning sign of a more serious condition. Major causes of chest pain include:
Chest pain occurs equally in men and women. Chest pain caused by a heart problem is called angina. Angina is a sign that the heart is not getting enough oxygen to work properly. Angina can be:
Coronary artery disease and coronary microvascular disease are major causes of angina.
Chest pain should not be ignored, especially if any of the following symptoms are present:
If these symptoms last more than a few minutes it could be the result of a heart attack and you should seek help immediately.
Some or all of these tests may be used to pinpoint the cause of chest pain:
Treatment will depend on the exact cause of chest pain. Medications and lifestyle changes can be used to decrease pain episodes, lessen the severity of the pain and decrease the likelihood of a heart attack.
These types of medications can be used to relax blood vessels, lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol and make it easier for the heart to pump blood to the body:
Helpful lifestyle changes include:
The cardiologists of The Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, diagnose and treat heart diseases including coronary artery disease (CAD), heart attack and high blood pressure. Mercy's heart doctors take a comprehensive approach to treating patients through physical examinations and thorough testing using arrhythmic monitoring, cardiac catheterization, cardioversion, consultative cardiology, electrocardiogram (EKG), pacemaker, stress testing and transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE).
Dr. Robert Zawodny, a Board Certified cardiologist, diagnoses and treats patients with heart problems including heart attack, heart murmur and heart disease.
The story of a patient who forms a relationship with Mercy's doctors that spans over 20 years.