Tilt Table Test

During a tilt table test, a person lies on a table. The table is then tilted from a horizontal to a vertical position. The person’s heart rate and blood pressure are monitored throughout the test.

  • Call Your Doctor

    Call your doctor if any of the following occurs:

    • More episodes of fainting
    • Lightheadedness
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Racing heart
    • Blurred vision
    • Shortness of breath
    • Chest pain

  • Definition

    During a tilt table test, a person lies on a table. The table is then tilted from a horizontal to a vertical position. The person’s heart rate and blood pressure are monitored throughout the test.

    Blood Flow to the Brain
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    Fainting may be due to decreased blood flow to the brain.
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  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Test


    This is done to help diagnose the cause of unexplained
    fainting. The test attempts to reproduce the conditions that may cause you to faint.

  • Possible Complications

    This test may bring on symptoms of fainting. Your medical team will be on hand to help you.