|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).
Monitoring of a pacemaker done over the telephone.
see "exercise stress test" and "exercise ankle-brachial index (ABI)"
|Tricuspid regurgitation (insufficiency)||
Failure of the tricuspid valve to close properly, permitting blood to flow backwards into the right atrium.
A narrowing or stiffness of the tricuspid valve that generally only affects people who have had rheumatic fever.