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How should I prepare for head-up tilt table test?

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If you're scheduled for a head-up tilt table test, you should:

  • Take all your medications, as prescribed.
  • Not eat or drink anything after midnight the evening before your test. If you must take medications, drink only small sips of water to help you swallow your pills.
  • Bring a list of all your current medications, including the dose.
  • Wear comfortable clothes to the hospital. It is best not to wear any jewelry or bring valuables.
  • Plan to have someone drive you home after your test.
  • If you have diabetes, ask how to take your medications, eat, and drink before the procedure.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Head Upright Tilt Test."

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: "Head Up Tilt Table Testing."

American Heart Association: "Tilt-Table Test."

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Head Upright Tilt Test."

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: "Head Up Tilt Table Testing."

American Heart Association: "Tilt-Table Test."

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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