Patient Comments: Tilt-Table Test - Experience

Did your doctor administer a tilt-table test? What were the results?

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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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: anonymous, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 19

I had the tilt table test done at 21 years old. My initial blood pressure was 99/74 according to the procedure detail on the report, and it took a total of 4 minutes for my heart rate to drop to the low 40s and my blood pressure reading at 78/41. The test was in no way fun, but it was effective in my diagnosis.

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Comment from: Leon, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 19

I was all fine with the tilt-table test till 40 minutes, then they gave me the injection and then my heart started racing. I got a little dizzy but did not faint. My blood pressure dropped to 90/60 from earlier 110/90, and heart-rate went 150 plus.

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Comment from: kbl, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 14

At the tilt-table test my blood pressure went to 200 over190, then heart rate was 42. I passed out, got lightheaded, dizzy, and puked. It is no fun.

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Comment from: Just say No to TTT, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 14

I could have told the doctor I have postural hypotension, so why the tilt-table test! I flat-lined for six seconds and felt awful for the next day. I do not agree to prove what you already know.

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Comment from: nina, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

Tilt table result was, I was flat-lined with CPR, not a "fun" procedure.

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