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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.
The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy is led by Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang, and Dr. Brendan Collins -recognized specialists in breast reconstruction and restoration.
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 cardiologists in The Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore have advanced training in the use and interpretation of electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG). They use EKGs as part of a thorough evaluation to diagnose cardiovascular disease and provide comprehensive care.
An electrocardiogram, also known as an ECG or EKG, is a basic test used to determine heart health or the presence of heart disease. It measures the electrical activity of the heart muscle when pumping and while resting between beats.
A resting EKG is done in a doctor’s office or in an outpatient area of a medical center. You will be asked to lie on your back on an examining table. Small sticky patches (wire electrodes) will be placed on your chest, arms and legs. While you lie quietly the EKG machine will record your heart’s activity on a paper strip as a series of wavy lines.
Stress testing uses EKG technology to track your heart activity. The test is performed with the patient walking on a treadmill or riding on a stationary bicycle.
A Holter monitor can be worn at home for a number of days. Electrodes taped to the chest send heart activity data to a small device clipped to a belt or waistband.
Your doctor will analyze EKG test results and meet with you to discuss the findings.
EKG testing is important in the diagnosis of heart attack, arrhythmias, heart defects, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and heart inflammation. It can also be used to rule out heart problems before starting an exercise program or taking part in sports.
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. Mark Applefeld, Chief of the Division of Cardiology, 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.