Dr. Mark Slabaugh is a Board Certified, experienced sports medicine physician, providing diagnosis and treatment for a range of orthopedic injuries and concerns.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
Cardiologists at The Heart Center at Mercy treat patients with heart conditions including heart attack, heart murmur and heart disease.
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 trusted physicians at The Heart Center at Mercy have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of shortness of breath. Our cardiologists will conduct a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and will help you determine the best course of action to manage your shortness of breath.
Shortness of breath is not illness or disease. It is most often a symptom of an underlying condition or issue. Shortness of breath can be caused from something as simple and physical exertion, congestion from a cold or strong emotion from a stressful situation. The frequency and duration of shortness of breath can help your physician determine if there is a more serious issue.
Because shortness of breath is a symptom of many heart and lung conditions, it is important to note when and for how long the shortness of breath occurs.
Shortness of breath that comes on suddenly (acute) can be caused by:
Shortness of breath that lasts for an extended period of time, can be caused by lung or heart problems. The possible heart conditions include:
Shortness of breath should not be ignored, especially if you experience it along with these other symptoms:
Knowing what causes the shortness of breath will help determine treatment options. Your doctor may recommend general lifestyle changes to decrease acute shortness of breath. Lifestyle changes may 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).
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Dr. Mark Applefeld, Chief of the Division of Cardiology, helps patients with heart problems, including heart attack, heart murmur and heart disease.
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