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Tilt table test evaluates how blood pressure responds to the mild nausea in the morning simple stress of standing up, or in other words, how the blood pressure responds to the stress of gravity mild nausea in the morning (without or with pharmacologic provocation). Patients are asked to remove their clothing above the waist, put on a hospital gown, and lie down on a special table. Patients are connected to an electrocardiogram (ECG) type machine, have a small cuff placed around a finger which measures mild nausea in the morning blood pressure, and have a small intravenous line (IV) placed into a vein in the arm. We try to make the setting as relaxing as possible mild nausea in the morning by dimming the lights and by turning on some soft mild nausea in the morning music in the background. After everything is set up we collect baseline blood pressure mild nausea in the morning and ECG data for while you lie quietly on the mild nausea in the morning table. After we have collected baseline data, the table will tilt you head-up to 60 degrees. Even though you are lying on a table that is mild nausea in the morning at a 60 degree angle, it feels as though you are standing on a footboard mild nausea in the morning at the bottom of the table. You will be weight bearing. You will have two safety straps placed around your waist mild nausea in the morning and your knees to make you feel secure. We will be observing your blood pressure and ECG while mild nausea in the morning you are head-up at 60 degrees for 20 minutes. There is no doubt that remaining still, essentially standing, for 20 minutes can be mildly uncomfortable. Talking during the procedure actually disturbs our measurements of your mild nausea in the morning ECG and your blood pressure so we ask you to mild nausea in the morning be still and quiet. If you develop symptoms of any kind, however, we do want you to tell us. We try to make it as comfortable as possible for mild nausea in the morning you. If you become extremely uncomfortable and cannot go on we mild nausea in the morning will stop the test. If you complete the 20 minute period of head-up tilt at 60 degrees without developing a drop in mild nausea in the morning your blood pressure, we will lower the table until you are flat and mild nausea in the morning begin the second part of the test. The second part of a tilt table test evaluates how mild nausea in the morning blood pressure responds to a stress caused by a medications. The medication we use is called either sublingual nitroglycerine or mild nausea in the morning IV isuprel. During this second part of the tilt table test, we infuse a very small dose of isuprel or administer mild nausea in the morning sublingual nitroglycerine. You will feel your heart beating a little faster and mild nausea in the morning stronger; some patients say if feels strange because they feel like mild nausea in the morning they are exercising a little even though they are lying mild nausea in the morning flat. We will observe you at 60 degrees for 20 minutes. If you complete the 20 minutes of head-up tilt during the infusion of isuprel or after sublingual mild nausea in the morning nitroglycerine, the table will be returned to the flat position.

Tilt table testing is designed to evaluate how your body mild nausea in the morning regulates blood pressure in response to some simple stresses/stressors. Blood pressure is regulated by a set of nerves which mild nausea in the morning operate continuously and subconsciously and are part of the autonomic mild nausea in the morning nervous system. This set of nerves detects certain bodily needs and they mild nausea in the morning respond by causing the appropriate changes in blood pressure. The purpose of this part of the autonomic nervous system mild nausea in the morning is to insure that there is always enough blood going mild nausea in the morning to the brain, and to distribute blood to other organs according to their mild nausea in the morning needs. These changes in blood pressure are accomplished by making changes mild nausea in the morning in the way the heart beats and by making changes mild nausea in the morning in the caliber or size of certain blood vessels. At times, the nerves which control blood pressure may not operate properly mild nausea in the morning and may cause a reaction which paradoxically causes the blood mild nausea in the morning pressure to drop suddenly. This reaction may produce a fainting spell or a number mild nausea in the morning of symptoms including severe lightheadedness and nausea. Tilt table testing is designed to determine the likelihood that mild nausea in the morning a patient is susceptible to this type of reaction.

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