|thyroid stimulating hormone test||
a standard blood test that determines how well your thyroid gland is working; the hormones produced by your thyroid gland affect all parts of the body, including the heart
a test to diagnose PAD in women who cannot have the standard exercise ankle-brachial index (ABI) test because they are unable to exercise on a treadmill; during this test you will exercise by standing flat-footed and using your calf muscles to lift your heels off the floor
|Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA)||
A drug that dissolves blood clots to restore blood flow to a blocked artery; the first-choice treatment for patients with blocked-vessel (ischemic) stroke; it must be given within a few hours of when stroke symptoms first appeared. Can also be used to treat heart attacks.
|toe-brachial index (TBI)||
a test used to diagnose PAD in women whose leg arteries are too stiff to get an accurate ankle-brachial index (ABI) reading; a TBI test compares the blood pressure in your big toe to that in your arm
|Torsade de pointes (TdP)||
A potentially dangerous rapid heart beat; it can be a side effect of some drugs.
|Total pathogen burden||
The total number of different bacteria and viruses infecting a person.
A condition that can only occur in the last 3 months of pregnancy. Its symptoms include high blood pressure, headaches, and fluid buildup. Also known as pre-eclampsia. See also Eclampsia.
A type of dietary fat that raises bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol. Trans fats are found in foods containing hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated vegetable oils such as cookies, crackers, other baked goods, commercially prepared fried foods, and some margarines.
|Transcranial Doppler ultrasound||
A diagnostic test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of blood flow in the arteries in the brain
Through the skin.
a type of echocardiogram that uses a probe that is passed down the throat (rather than one that is simply moved over the chest) to visualize the heart; this may be necessary to produce a clearer image in women who are obese or have large breasts or breast implants
A protein that transfers iron from the gut to the parts of the body that need it.
|Transient ischemic attack (TIA)||
A short-term reduction in blood flow to a part of the brain, causing stroke symptoms that go away in a short time Also known as a mini-stroke.
|Transluminal extraction catheter||
A form of atherectomy involving a catheter with tiny, rotating blades to cut away the plaque and a vacuum tube to suck out the pieces of plaque.
|Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)||
A surgical procedure of last resort that may be performed in people with chronic chest pain who do not find relief with medication. A laser is used to make small channels in the heart muscle, helping to bring oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle. See Percutaneous transmyocardial revascularization (PMR).