tilt table

Specialty of Adult Cardiology

The test tilt or tilt-table test is used to find the cause of syncope suffered by the patient. To perform the test, the subject must be tied by the arms and feet reclining on a special table, and will insert an intravenous catheter in one arm while the other will be placed a bracelet to control blood pressure. In addition, to analyze heart rate, you put a set of electrodes connected to an electrocardiograph for electrocardiograms constant during the time of performing the test. The individual will upset your heart rate to the point where eventually lose consciousness, emulating syncope. Thus, the detailed results of the test will start drug treatment to prevent the patient to return to fainting.

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