The tilt table test checks if changes in your body position affect your blood pressure and heart rate. This test often is given to people who have fainted and may bring back fainting symptoms.
- Your heart rate and blood pressure are monitored for any changes. An IV will be started, and you may receive additional medication during the test.
- You are placed on a table that is slowly tilted upward, and you will be upright for part of the test.
- You are held securely in place by large, seatbelt-like straps on the table. You will have food, caffeine and possibly medication restrictions before this test.