A type of CT scan that uses a special dye to produce a map of all the blood in your brain; used to evaluate stroke
Use of a radioactive tracer substance to produce an image of blood flow to the heart muscle, including areas not receiving enough blood. Usually used in conjunction with a cardiac stress test, such as walking on a treadmill or taking drugs to speed up the heartbeat.
An inflammation of the pericardium.
The membrane sac that surrounds the heart.
heart muscle disease that develops in the last 3 months of pregnancy or in the first 5 months after delivery; a cause of heart failure that is unique to women
|peripheral artery bypass surgery||
a surgical procedure used to treat peripheral artery disease; a blood vessel from another part of your body is used to make an alternate path for blood to flow around a blocked artery
|peripheral artery disease (PAD)||
disease of the arteries outside your heart, including the arteries that supply blood to your legs, arms, brain, kidneys, and other organs
|peripheral vascular disease (PVD)||
a general term that refers to all diseases of the blood vessels (arteries and veins) outside the heart
|pharmacological stress test||
an alternative to an exercise stress test for women who cannot exercise; used to see how your heart functions when it is working hard
An inflammation of a vein or veins, most often in the legs.
Some variations of this gene can triple the risk of stroke in smokers
An examination of the patient's body by a health care provider to check for signs of disease
A part of stroke recovery that helps restore strength, control, and coordination to the muscles affected by stroke
A blood test used to help determine your risk for heart disease and stroke