Tilt Table test

The Tilt Table test is a simple, non-invasive, and informative diagnostic tool for patients with syncope of unknown origin. The tilt-table test is designed to detect one of the most common causes of fainting or lightheadedness, a phenomenon known as postural hypotension (orthostatic hypotension). Tilt-table testing may be done when heart disease is not suspected of being responsible for an attack of fainting (syncope) or near-syncope. It is usually performed in the cardiology department with the endpoint of reproducing syncope and subsequent appropriate therapy. The test involves lying quietly on a bed and being tilted at different angles (30 to 60 degrees) for a period of time while various machines monitor your blood pressure, electrical impulses in your heart, and your oxygen level.


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