Heart Index – T

A B C D E F H I L M N O P R S T V
Tachycardia

Abnormally fast heart rate.

Tetralogy of Fallot

A congenital malformation of the heart in which there is pulmonary stenosis (narrowing of the pulmonary artery) and a large hole between the ventricles.

Thrombosis

Formation or presence of a blood clot.

Thrombus

A clot of coagulated blood that forms within a blood vessel or inside the heart, often impeding the flow of blood.

TIA

Transient ischaemic attack. A minor stroke which causes stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. It is an important predictor of stroke.

Transplantation (heart)

The transfer of a healthy heart from a donor to a cardiac patient when the latter’s heart can no longer function sufficiently to keep him alive.

Troponin

A protein which inhibits the contraction of muscle tissue.