[Skip to Content]
Close
Close

Find a Physician

Search using the fields below

Quick Physician Search

Tilt Table Testing

A tilt table test is used to evaluate the cause of unexplained fainting (syncope). During a tilt table test, you lie on a table that moves from a horizontal to a vertical position. Your heart rate and blood pressure are monitored throughout the tilt table test.

Your doctor may recommend a tilt table test if you’ve had repeated, unexplained episodes of fainting. A tilt table test may also be appropriate to investigate the cause of fainting if you’ve fainted only once, but another episode would put you at high risk of injury due to your work environment, medical history, age or other factors.

Doctors use a tilt table test to help diagnose the cause of fainting. During the test, your blood pressure and heart rate are monitored. You begin by lying flat on a table. Straps are put around your body to hold you in place. Then, the table is tilted to raise your body to a head-up position simulating a change in position from lying down to standing up. This test allows doctors to evaluate your body’s cardiovascular response to the change in position.

Previous Page Last Review Date: January 8, 2018
Tilt Table Testing Team
Matthew Klein, MD

Matthew Klein, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology
Palm Beach Gardens 33410
David Weisman, MD, FHRS

David Weisman, MD, FHRS

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology
West Palm Beach 33401, Palm Beach Gardens 33410