A tilt table test is used to evaluate the cause of unexplained fainting (syncope).
Dr. Chatham may recommend a tilt table test if you’ve had repeated, unexplained episodes of fainting.
For a tilt table test, you begin by lying flat on a table. Straps are put around your body to hold you in place. After about 15 minutes of lying flat, the table is quickly tilted to raise your body to a head-up position — simulating a change in position from lying down to standing up.
The table will then remain upright for up to 45 minutes, while your heart rate and blood pressure are monitored.
This test is done in the hospital but can be performed at CHC in the future.