Tilt-table Test (cont.)

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What happens after the tilt-table test?

Depending on the presence or absence of signs and symptoms during the tilt-table test, persons with certain forms of temporary loss of consciousness may be admitted to the hospital for observation and further testing. The tilt-table test is also performed on stabilized patients who are in the hospital for evaluation of the cause of temporary loss of consciousness.

Does the tilt-table test hurt?

No. It is painless. However, patients may experience symptoms such as feeling lightheaded, nauseated, sweating, or weakness. Any symptoms recorded during the test can help the doctor to diagnose the cause of an episode of temporary loss of consciousness or lightheadedness.

Medically reviewed by Jon Glass, MD; American board of Psychiatry and Neurology


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/4/2014

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