Dr. M. Saad Khan is a medical oncologist and hematologist at Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy in Baltimore, a division of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The surgeons of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy treat a variety of conditions including gallbladder disease, gallstones, hernia, colon cancer and GERD.
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.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
This animation shows the coronary vessels in the heart and the different ways they may become blocked. The animation reviews symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and common treatments for ACS and heart attack.
The doctors at The Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks. Mercy’s physician team is dedicated to thorough patient education to help patients identify warning signs of a heart attack and to help them live a more healthy lifestyle.
A heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs when the normal amount of oxygen-rich blood flowing into the heart is greatly reduced or completely cut off. Interrupted blood flow to the heart can damage or destroy parts of the heart muscle and increase the risk of heart failure or sudden death. Most often, heart attacks are caused by blockage of one or more coronary arteries due to plaque (cholesterol deposits) and blood clot formation.
A heart attack may happen suddenly with intense pain, or it can begin slowly with chest discomfort and other symptoms becoming stronger over minutes or hours. Some or all of these symptoms may be present:
Symptoms in women can be confusing and are often different than in men. They may include:
If symptoms last more than a few minutes, or come and go, seek help immediately or call 911.
Diagnostic tests for a heart attack include:
Starting treatment as quickly as possible can prevent or lessen damage to heart muscle and most importantly, save your life. Treatment will depend on the mildness or severity of the heart attack. Medications may include:
Surgery may also be necessary:
After you have recovered from a heart attack, your doctor may advise some lifestyle changes to ensure continued good health:
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.