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Cardiac Centre Clinics

 

Tilt Table Test

Who

Patients with possible vasovagal syncope/pre-syncope

Who not

Patients with syncope and:

What

The test is supervised by Sister Claire Monahan or Cardiac Centre Nursing staff.

It involves lying with feet resting against a footplate on a table which is then tilted up through 60°. This position is held for about 45 minutes, or until typical symptoms develop. The table is designed such that there is no danger of falling.

Blood pressure and ECG are continuously monitored. Carotid sinus massage is done by a clinician if required.

When

By arrangement

How

Patients who would benefit are identified by a Cardiologist.
Appointments are sent by post by Sister Claire Monahan.

Where

Cardiac Centre, 3rd Floor Central, Zone B


Preparation

None


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