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Tilt Table Test

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

A tilt table test is a procedure used to find out why you have been fainting or feeling dizzy. Fainting may also be called syncope.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Call 911 if:

  • You have chest pain.

Seek care immediately if:

  • You have shortness of breath.

Contact your healthcare provider or have someone contact the provider if:

  • You faint.
  • You have a severe headache or dizziness.
  • You have back pain.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Activity:

You may return to your daily activities, and eat and drink after the test.

What you need to know about your test results:

Your healthcare provider will discuss your test results with you. You may need more tests if your blood pressure dropped during the test and you felt dizzy or faint. You may also need to change the medicines you take. Depending on the cause of your drop in blood pressure, you may need other treatment.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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