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What's bp? & what's a tilt table test

What's bp? & what's a tilt table test

Tilt Table Test TTT: Ttt is used to detect autonomic insufficiency or problems regulating blood pressure (BP) that can lead to passing out spells. The patient is strapped to a comfortable table (snug enough to hold) and then placed head upright at 70-80?. BP and heart rate are continually monitored. If BP falls or the patient passes out, this is a positive test. The pt is quickly laid flat again. Lasts about 30 min. ...Read more

Tilt Table Test (Definition)

Is a medical test used to diagnose dysautonomia or syncope. Candidates are ones with dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting suspected to be due to lowering of blood pressure. Patient lies down on special table, connected to ekg & BP machines, & the table is ...Read more


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What is the most reliable test for pots syndrome tilt table or 24 hr holter monitor ?

What is the most reliable test for pots syndrome tilt table or 24 hr holter monitor ?

Tilt Table Testing : Tilt table testing is the most reliable in my opinion. Also blood tests should be conducted as well. ...Read more

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21, tachycardia and sharp chest pain Had a tilt table test and 10 day heart monitor. Possible pots. Will electro physiologist give more answers? Why?

21, tachycardia and sharp chest pain 
Had a tilt table test and 10 day heart monitor. Possible pots. Will electro physiologist give more answers? Why?

Tachycardia: It may because it provides details and the electrophysioligist can intentionally increase your heart and see how your heart reacts. It is INVASIVE with significant risks however, and therefore it is done only when there are concerns about aberrant conductions etc.. ...Read more

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Tester said postural cause on tilt test, BP and hr going opposite way supine hr 77 up167 , unsure BP 45 min test nausea sweating lightheaded chest pain?

Tester said postural cause on tilt test, BP and hr going opposite way supine hr 77 up167 , unsure BP 45 min test nausea sweating lightheaded chest pain?

Orthostasis: Orthostatic hypotension can be caused by multiple conditions. In some it is idiopathic-or no known cause. A condition called pots (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) is a condition of a disregulated autonomic nervous system characterized by BP drops and increased pulse rate with changes in posture, like sitting to standing. Please get your chest pain evaluated right away. Meds can affect. ...Read more

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Super lightheaded, foggy, & fatigued. Tilt table test 1 hr ago normal. Recent orthostatics lying 99/63, HR 54, Standing 100/75, HR 87 Abnormal?

Super lightheaded, foggy, & fatigued. Tilt table test 1 hr ago normal. Recent orthostatics lying 99/63, HR 54,    Standing 100/75, HR 87 Abnormal?

Tilt table testing: has a poor sensitivity. Your orthostatic readings are abnormal with a greater than 20 BPM rise in HR. The diagnosis is made 80% of the time on clinical grounds and history, not testing. This is best evaluated and treated by an Electrophysiologist or Cardiologist. Get referred to one for best treatment options. Review Dr. Blair Grubb's websites for better understanding and treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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F/ 27 yo, positive history of syncope but had negative tilt table test. Max hr 175 when using isuprel (isoproterenol) provocation, norml bp. What does it means to me?

F/ 27 yo, positive history of syncope but had negative tilt table test. Max hr 175 when using isuprel (isoproterenol) provocation, norml bp. What does it means to me?

Need more info.: Sometimes the circumstances of the syncope provide the clue as to the cause. More information might be provided by checking ones blood pressure sitting and standing at the time of lightheadedness; this might be abnormal if one is dehydrated. In addition, a 24 hour holter monitor test might indicate whether or not there is a recurring cardiac rhythm abnormality. ...Read more

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Completed 34 minute tilt table. Pulse avg 92, BP avg 138/87. Bp plummeted to 77/54 and went right back up, fluttery feeling chest when it happened. Y?

Completed 34 minute tilt table. Pulse avg 92, BP avg 138/87. Bp plummeted to 77/54 and went right back up, fluttery feeling chest when it happened. Y?

VV syncope.: Test suggests vasovagal syncope. But tilt table has low sensitivity, specificity and reproducibility. Need a good doc who can interpret these results in your clinical context. ...Read more

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sob, heart fluttering, upper back pain, acid reflux, arthritis., abnorm. ekg, stress test ok, echo-mild LVH, holter waiting result. what is causing?

 sob, heart fluttering, upper back pain, acid reflux, arthritis., abnorm. ekg, stress test ok, echo-mild LVH, holter waiting result. what is causing?

Work up: sounds good so far. Discuss with the cardiologist when all the testing and blood testing done. Reflux can mimic heart pain. May need work up for that also-- scope and medications. ...Read more

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Had echocardiogram, nuclear stress test w cardiolite, EKG and 30 day holter. Does the echo and nuclear test rule out CAD or any potential blockages?

Had echocardiogram, nuclear stress test w cardiolite, EKG and 30 day holter. Does the echo and nuclear test rule out CAD or any potential blockages?

Tests: in your age group the tests you had suggest that you presently have no significant problems with coronary blood flow. You won't get a guarantee for the future but good diet, exercise along with no smoking and medical follow up will be prudent. ...Read more

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Observe svt. Syncope, hr rest 90-120 bpm, r on t PVC and pac. Ft4 0.75 (0.71-1.85), echo normal, negative tilt table test. What else do I need to do?

Observe svt. Syncope, hr rest 90-120 bpm, r on t PVC and pac. Ft4 0.75 (0.71-1.85), echo normal, negative tilt table test. What else do I need to do?

See an EP: Your list is long, and i'm not sure what is meant by "observe svt"... Also, sounds like you have a medical background? Remember, with a normal echo, your prognosis is usually good. R on t pvcs are concerning only if "tight-coupled". Rec you see an electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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Heart beats hard when stand up and then sit down.heart pounding with minimal exertion.18y old.normal echo ekg holter and renal Doppler studies.causes?

Heart beats hard when stand up and then sit down.heart pounding with minimal exertion.18y old.normal echo ekg holter and renal Doppler studies.causes?

Heart pounding: Your normal ekg and echocardiogram are reassuring that you have a normal heart although coronary arteries are not evaluated in those studies. In your case symptoms appear both postural and with exertion. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, anemia, hyperthyroidism, low potassium or magnesium come to mind. A cardiologist is best qualified to evaluate you and can order the appropriate tests ...Read more

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Burning head like acid being poured on it vertigo scalp tenderness MRI CT blood work emg EEG tilt table carotid/ transcranial doppler all normal??????

Burning head like acid being poured on it vertigo scalp tenderness MRI CT blood work emg EEG tilt table carotid/ transcranial doppler all normal??????

Occipital neuralgia: We call this occipital neuralgia. Sometimes due to a condition known as arnold chiari malformation, sometimes due to disc in upper neck sometimes due to arthritis in the neck and sometimes just can't find cause, just have to treat it. Tegretol works fairly good for this. ...Read more

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After oily meal fast heart rate chest and shoulder pain if i was walking then sat down.holter cardiac echo cardiac CT w contrast stress tst ok??

After oily meal fast heart rate chest and shoulder pain if i was walking then sat down.holter cardiac echo cardiac CT w contrast stress tst ok??

Lesson: Sounds like you've been through the gamut of testing and while there are numerous other tests that you might endure, I would suggest something simple: don't eat oily meals!! In fact, there may be a few foods that simply don't agree with you and I recommend you pay attention when certain foods cause you symptoms. Also, speak with your doctor about seeing a nutritionist and possibly an allergist. ...Read more

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No appetite, SOB, PVCs, rapid HR. EKG, troponin, d dimer, and chest xray good. Echo mon, tilt test in 2 wks. Need stress test? Heart attack ruled out?

No appetite, SOB, PVCs, rapid HR. EKG, troponin, d dimer, and chest xray good. Echo mon, tilt test in 2 wks. Need stress test? Heart attack ruled out?

Yes..anxiety: Sounds like your heart is fine but you may be stressed out over something. Calm down and do a thorough self analysis to unravel whatever is making you tic! ...Read more