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Tilt Table Testing

A tilt table test is used to diagnose individuals who suffer with unexplainable fainting spells. The procedure requires the patient to lie on a table, which then raises them, in increments, to a standing position. During the test, the heart rhythm and blood pressure are monitored and a medication that is very similar to the patient’s own adrenaline may be administered. 

If the patient does experience a drop in blood pressure during the test it is considered positive and this result helps to determine how best to treat the symptoms. Treatments vary from medication to a change in diet. The patient's cardiologist will discuss the treatment with the patient.

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