Tilt Table Test
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is 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.

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

Call Your Doctor

After the test, call your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Light headedness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Racing heart (palpitations)
  • Blurred vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Leg or arm weakness