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Dr. Charles Edwards II, Medical Director of The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy, treats scoliosis, osteoarthritis, spinal deformity and complex degenerative spine conditions in Baltimore.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
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.
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 of The Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for various conditions of the heart. Our cardiologists have experience in the use of stress testing for cardiovascular disease.
Stress testing, sometimes called exercise or treadmill testing, measures blood flow to the heart muscle in physical exertion and at rest. During this test the body will work harder, causing the heart to pump more blood. An EKG and blood pressure monitor will record how the heart is working.
Doctors will provide patients special instructions about your diet and any medications you may be taking prior to any stress testing performed at The Heart Center at Mercy. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and athletic or tennis shoes.
In a regular stress test you will spend several minutes on the treadmill or stationary bike. The entire test lasts about one hour.
A nuclear stress test is similar to a regular stress test, but provides images in addition to the EKG and blood pressure readings. A tiny amount of radioactive dye is injected into the blood stream. The special scanner creates pictures showing the passage of blood through the heart. This test takes three to four hours to complete.
Stress testing is one of the best tools for diagnosing coronary artery disease. It may also be performed for:
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.