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Tilt Table Test

Put Your Heart in the Right Place

Get help for your heart or peripheral vascular condition, and find out how you can manage your heart health. Talk with the cardiac specialists at Cottage Health. Call our heart and vascular care center at 1-844-51-HEART.

If you or a loved one experience unexplained fainting or near fainting, a tilt table test at Cottage Health can help your physician create a diagnosis and plan of care to fit your specific needs.

When to Get a Tilt Table Test

The tilt table test reproduces situations that may cause you to faint. You may benefit from a tilt table test if you experience:

What to Expect

During the 90-minute test, you’re secured to a table that moves you from a horizontal to a vertical position several times. If movement of the table alone doesn’t trigger your symptoms, you may receive a medication to speed up your heart rate.

Throughout the test, we closely monitor your heart rate, blood pressure and other indicators. The readings help your doctor develop an accurate diagnosis of your condition and recommend appropriate treatment options.

How to Prepare

Your doctor will let you know if you need to refrain from eating or drinking for a few hours before testing begins. Also, be sure to let your doctor know all your current medications, as you may need to stop some of them before the test.

Meet Our Heart & Vascular Doctors

The Heart and Vascular Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is a nationally recognized regional destination for cardiovascular expertise and medical management of complex heart and vascular conditions.

The Meet the Doctors seminars give you an opportunity to learn about conditions of the heart and the latest treatment options. The healthy conversations include a 45-minute presentation by a physician, followed by ample time for questions.

The session is free. Please register in advance by calling us at 1-844-51-HEART.