Tilt Table Test
(Head-Up Tilt Table Test [HUT]; Passive Head-Up Tilt Test; Upright Tilt Test)
|Blood Flow to the Brain|
|Fainting may be due to decreased blood flow to the brain.|
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- More episodes of fainting
- Nausea and vomiting
- Racing heart
- Blurred vision
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
American Heart Association http://www.heart.org
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://www.heartandstroke.ca
Cleveland Clinic. Head upright tilt test. Cleveland Clinic website. Available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/services/tests/electrocard/hut.aspx. Updated September 2011. Accessed May 10, 2013.
DynaMed Editors. Syncope evaluation. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated March 5, 2012. Accessed May 10, 2013.
Tilt table testing. Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/cardiovascular%5Fdisorders/cardiovascular%5Ftests%5Fand%5Fprocedures/tilt%5Ftable%5Ftesting.html. Updated January 2013. Accessed May 10, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael J. Fucci, DO
- Review Date: 03/2014 -
- Update Date: 05/02/2014 -
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