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Upright Tilt Table Test

Receptors in the heart help control blood pressure and heart rate. Sometimes these receptors are triggered at the wrong time. This can prevent the heart from beating quickly and powerfully enough to supply the proper amount of blood to the brain. The decreased blood supply can make you feel lightheaded, dizzy or sweaty. You may even faint. This feeling of "passing out" or "fainting" is called syncope. A tilt table test helps your doctor to find out why you are fainting and how to treat you.


If you have any questions regarding this test, please contact the Electrophysiology (EP) Lab at 312-926-4753. 


Last UpdateMarch 15, 2011