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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 symptoms? Symptoms can be quite similar to those of a

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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

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) (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 using a catheter (a long, narrow tube), which is inserted via a large...

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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...

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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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Telemedicine

Home medical

What is it? Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technology to diagnose and provide medical assistance from a distance. It has been used mainly to refer to services such as: monitoring services (e.g home monitoring to detect falls) remote consultations conducted over instant messaging, voice chat, or video chat

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Telerehabilitation

Psychology

Telerehabilitation is a form of telehealth that allows the remote delivery of rehabilitation services to the home, or place of choice of the patient. Telerehabilitation uses different forms of telecommunication technology, such as videos, websites, and computer programmes to guide the patient in the type of rehabilitation needed. Equipment may also be provided by the hospital or doctor that the patient can use at home.

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Temporal bone microsurgery

Otolaryngology / ENT

What is microsurgery of the temporal bone? Temporal bone microsurgery is the surgical procedure performed on the delicate bones that make up the side of and the base of the skull. The temporal bone consists of four parts: the squamous, mastoid, petrous and tympanic parts. Temporal bone functions include: Protect the encephalon and auditory...

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