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Tilt Table Test

I'm waiting for the results of this test.

Here's an explanation I found on the web:

"The tilt test is a test that assesses someone’s response to orthostatic stress. Orthostatic stress is the fancy medical term for standing upright. The tilt test is also known as a tilt table test because it involves being basically strapped to a table that can tilt to different angles. A lot of the interest in tilt table tests originated from the air force. Years ago it was reported that up to 25% of those in the air force would pass out if they were in a straight upright standing position for a prolonged period of time. It was known that the tilt test could induce passing out in a subset of people and so it became a tool with which to assess people at risk for this. Nowadays the tilt test is used widely to diagnose syncope. Syncope is the medical term for passing out.

  • In the tilt test, patients are strapped to a tilt table. It is basically a table capable of being swiveled to different angles. At 90 degrees a person would be upright and at 0 degrees they would be laying completely flat.
  • The patient is awake and alert during the test. The angle of table tilt chosen is usually between 60 to 80 degrees, so upright but not all the way.
  • The test involves basically laying there and not moving to see what happens. Heart rate and blood pressure are monitored closely throughout."

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I did not receive any spray or medication. 

5 comments:

  1. I would probably pass out just as a coping mechanism. Seriously I would not pass the test.

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  2. sounds tough one to me
    hope you passed it easily and result is good!

    you did not get any medication means you are perfectly fine John!

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  3. I hadn't heard of this test before, so it was interesting to learn about it. I hope you had good results from your test and they learned more about what is causing your dizziness.

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  4. Interesting to see the image and read about this John, thank you.

    Hope yours went well.

    All the best Jan

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