Tilt Table Test
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.