Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Testing | Invasive Cardiac Procedures
If you have experienced unexplained fainting episodes (syncope), your cardiologist at South Palm Cardiovascular Associates may recommend a tilt table test to evaluate and diagnose the causes. Even if you have only fainted once your doctor may still advise tilt table testing if a second fainting episode would be likely to cause injury.
During a tilt table test, a special table raises you from a flat to a vertical position while your heart rate and blood pressure are constantly monitored. Before the test, you will be instructed to refrain from eating or drinking for a couple of hours. After you are strapped securely to the table, the table is tilted upward to simulate natural movement from a horizontal position (lying down) to an upright position (standing). If you should have symptoms or lose consciousness, the test will be stopped immediately.
Your doctor will evaluate your test results to determine your heart and circulatory system’s specific responses to the change in position. He will then discuss any needed follow-up care with you as part of the best heart disease detection and treatment in Boynton Beach.
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