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What is the head-up tilt table test?

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The head-up tilt table test is a way to find the cause of fainting spells. You lie on a bed and you’re tilted at different angles (from 30 to 60 degrees) while machines monitor your blood pressure, electrical impulses in your heart, and oxygen level.

It’s done in a special room called the EP (electrophysiology) lab.

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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