If you often feel faint or light-headed and your doctor cannot find an explanation, you may be a good candidate for a tilt-table test. This test checks your cardiovascular autonomic reflexes (which control your heart rate and blood pressure) and can help your doctor determine how best to treat you.
This test helps your doctor check your heart’s electrical activity and blood pressure while you move into different physical positions. Our testing table moves you from a lying-down (horizontal) to almost-standing (vertical) position.
These movement changes may cause you to faint. The table has footrests and safety belts to keep you safe.
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A tilt-table test allows your Aurora vascular team to check your heart’s electrical activity and blood pressure while we move you into different physical positions. Our special testing table moves you from a lying-down (horizontal) to almost-standing (vertical) position.
This movement recreates conditions that may cause you to faint. The table has a footrest and safety belts for your safety.
The tilt-table test itself takes about 90 minutes, but you may need to be at the hospital for up to three hours total. During the test, we will:
Your doctor may be able to discuss your test results with you immediately afterward or soon after.
Your tilt-table test will take place at one of our conveniently located labs. Allow up to three hours in total for the testing process.
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