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Upright Tilt Test

Upright Tilt Test - What it is

The upright tilt test is used to detect recurrent syncope (fainting) of unknown origin. A common form of syncope is called a simple faint or vasovagal syncope, i.e. fainting due to abnormally sensitive reflexes in the cardiovascular system during prolonged standing or when subjected to unpleasant stimuli. 

Although this form of faints may appear alarming, they are rarely life-threatening. The test requires you to be tilted in an upright position to simulate a situation of prolonged standing and you will be continuously monitored to see if this will reproduce the symptoms of recurrent fainting. 

Upright Tilt Test - Symptoms

Upright Tilt Test - How to prevent?

Upright Tilt Test - Causes and Risk Factors

Upright Tilt Test - Diagnosis

Upright Tilt Test - Treatments

Upright Tilt Test - Preparing for surgery

Upright Tilt Test - Post-surgery care

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