Tilt Table Test
Tilt table testing is a test to pinpoint the cause of fainting. It checks how changes in body position affects blood pressure. The test tries to recreate fainting symptoms while the blood pressure and heart rate are monitored.

We are conveniently located in West Hills, CA


PROCEDURE
An intravenous (IV) catheter will be placed in your arm in order to administer medications or fluids during the test. Electrodes will be placed on your chest to monitor your heart. A blood pressure cuff is placed on your arm to monitor your blood pressure. You will lie flat on a special table with straps over your body and thighs to hold you in place. The table will slowly move you from lying flat to almost standing upright.

Your heart rate and blood pressure will be checked while you are lying flat for about 15 – 20 minutes. The head of the table will then be elevated or tilted 60 to 80 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes. If the test does not bring on any symptoms, you may be given a medication to make your heart beat faster, as if you were exercising. In this case, you may be tilted more than once during this test. Any medications used during the test will leave your system within 15 minutes.

It is important to report any symptoms that you may experience, such as dizziness, overall weakness, palpitations, nausea, sweating or light headedness, or any other symptoms you have when you faint.


PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS



LENGTH OF TEST
The test will take approximately 1 to 2 hours.
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