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Why is the tilt-table test done?

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.

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Comment from: Zuzu Petals, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

The tilt table test was effective in diagnosing the RVST. I passed out and they ended up recording it on the EKG. I am on medication now and am feeling better. Nice to know why I passed out and the ticker is under control now. Next step is oblation if this does not work. The test is effective.

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Comment from: Daisy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

I had a tilt table test 9 years ago after passing out regularly from the age of 5. The test was successful (as the nurse put it). I passed out almost instantly and my heart rate fell to 22 beats. I found the test horrific due to feeling so unwell and disorientated when I pass out. I had pacemaker fitted the next day. I am now 42 and having the battery replaced next month.

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