Medical Terminology

tilt table test

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A tilt table test is typically performed in individuals with significant fainting spells and/or dizziness of unknown cause. The test monitors an individual’s heart rate, blood pressure, and symptoms while lying flat on a table and then standing upright for a defined period of time. Diagnoses rendered after a tilt table test may include orthostatic hypotension, reflex syncope, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).