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Tachycardia

Cardiology

What is tachycardia? Tachycardia (sometimes referred to as “tachyarrhythmia”) is when the heart beats faster than the normal resting rate. Tachycardia is expected in certain situations, such as while exercising or due to fear. However, abnormal...

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (broken heart syndrome)

Cardiology

What is takotsubo cardiomyopathy? Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or “broken heart syndrome”, is a temporary heart condition caused generally by emotional stress. It occurs when the left ventricle weakens and stops pumping blood properly. What are the...

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Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR)

Plastic surgery

What is targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR)? Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) is a new technique for the management of neuroma and phantom pain in amputees. It is a procedure carried out under general or regional anaesthetic which aims to redirect the nerve ends in an amputated limb. Why is it carried out? Targeted...

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Targeted ultrasound

Aesthetic medicine

Focused ultrasound treatment is an auto-regenerative technique indicated to achieve tissue retraction and, although it is usually used only for body treatments, there is also a specific treatment for the face. Thanks to this non-invasive technique, focused ultrasound is applied with a technology of fine shots that achieves stretching of the facial muscles, eliminating sagging without surgery. The effect is quite close to that achieved with a traditional...

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Tarloy cyst

Surgery

A pilonidal cyst, also known as sacral cys, is a disease, is caused by the accumulation of hair at the base of the spine (coccyx area). It mainly affects young Caucasian men with long hair. Its origin is still unclear; it might be congenital or acquired. The problem of the cyst occurs when hair follicles become infected, developing a pilonidal abscess (an accumulation of pus). The symptoms are pain and dimples in the area and the diagnosis is made by a t physical examination by a specialist....

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TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation)

Cardiology

What is TAVI? Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) , which is known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR in the USA, is a modern innovative surgical technique to replace the aortic valve. The aortic valve opens when the heart pumps blood, but if it cannot open or close properly the heart is put under strain. For patients who cannot undergo open-heart surgery, TAVI allows surgeons to implant a specially designed aortic valve...

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Taxi driver medical

Cardiology

What is a taxi driver medical? A taxi driver medical is a medical assessment that every taxi or private-hire driver must complete before being granted their licence. In addition, if a current driver has suffered any heart conditions previously, a taxi driver medical (heart test) is required before they are allowed to drive a taxi again.

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Tear trough filler

Ophthalmology

Tear trough filler is a treatment to remove the appearance of dark coloured lines beneath your eyes. The tear trough is the area between the lower eyelid and upper cheek where the tears often flow if you cry. Over time, these tear troughs can become darker, more shadowed, and longer in length, and can give the impression of being tired. A new treatment can remove the appearance...

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Teeth cleaning

Oral & maxillofacial surgery

What is teeth cleaning? Teeth cleaning is an important part of oral hygiene and aims to prevent dental diseases from developing. During a teeth cleaning, the dental hygienist will remove accumulated plaque and tartar on the teeth. Why is teeth cleaning done? Dental hygiene is very important to avoid cavities and other oral diseases. Despite careful the daily care, it is important to have a teeth cleaning as they are more thorough and can refer you to a...

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Teeth whitening

Oral & maxillofacial surgery

What is teeth whitening? Teeth whitening refers to the process of bleaching teeth in order to make them lighter. This does not necessarily mean that results will be brilliant white in colour, but rather that teeth will be lightened considerably, by several shades. While there are home treatments for teeth whitening, and certain salons may offer the procedure, there are risks...

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