Dr. Ayesha Cheema is a primary care doctor with Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia. She offers experienced and thoughtful primary care for adults of Howard County.
Mercy’s team of breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
The Vascular Center at Mercy provides vascular surgeons who treat conditions including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the legs and vein blockages.
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.
The doctors at The Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, are dedicated to determining the most appropriate and effective treatment for patients with peripheral vascular disease. Advanced training and techniques enable Mercy’s cardiologists to conduct a thorough evaluation and provide state-of-the-art care.
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a narrowing of the blood vessels (arteries) that carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body. It usually occurs in the legs, but can also affect arteries in the neck, arms, kidneys or stomach.
Peripheral vascular disease is caused by the buildup of plaque deposits on the insides of artery walls. These deposits or clumps cause the arteries to narrow, weaken and become partly or completely blocked, which reduces the flow of blood to the affected area.
Risk factors for peripheral vascular disease include:
Symptoms of PVD develop slowly and may be mistaken for other conditions at first. The most common symptom is leg pain that starts when walking. The pain may stop at rest (intermittent claudication). Other symptoms include:
Many people have no symptoms at first or mistake symptoms for another condition. The pain of PVD is felt in the muscles, not the joints, as is the case in arthritis. Some or all of the following may be used to diagnose PVD:
Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms, preventing complications such as heart attack or stroke and improving quality of life. Medications may include:
Lifestyle adjustments 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, Director of Invasive Cardiology in The Heart Center at Mercy, helps 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.