Tilt Table Testing

         Basic Facts

  • Tilt table testing is used to evaluate symptoms of lightheadedness or syncope (fainting), which can be caused by various cardiac problems such as arrhythmias and coronary heart disease. 
  • During a tilt table test, the patient lies on a table that moves from a flat position parallel to the floor to an upright position nearly perpendicular to the floor. A patient’s heart activity and blood pressure are monitored during position changes. 
  • A tilt table test that induces an episode of syncope is considered positive. When syncope is not induced, the test is negative.

Tilt Table Testing FAQ