Tilt table testing is often used to diagnose a common cause of fainting or syncope.
Tilt table testing now available at Spire Bristol Hospital
Patients with symptoms of dizziness or lightheadedness - with or without a loss of consciousness - suspected to be associated with a drop in blood pressure or heart rate are good candidates for this test.
The procedure tests for causes of syncope by attempting to cause an episode of syncope. This involves the patient lying on a special table or bed while connected to an ECG and blood pressure monitors. The table then creates a change in posture from lying to standing.
The procedure usually takes around an hour and a half, and during the procedure you will be looked after by an experienced Cardiac Physiologist.
For more information on tilt table testing, including guide prices, please contact us on 0117 980 4080 or complete the form on the right-hand side of this page.