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Starting Your Tilt Table Test

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Presentation: Tilt Table
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Now let's discuss what will happen on the day of your tilt table test.
Your doctor may ask you not to eat or drink for 3-4 hours prior to your procedure. If this is the case, continue to take your daily medications as normal with a small sip of water.
When you arrive at the test site, you may be asked to change into your comfortable clothes and shoes. Wearing a short sleeve shirt that opens in the front is advised, along with shorts or sweat pants.
EKG patches may be applied to your chest. You will then be hooked up to an EKG machine that will check the rate and rhythm of your heartbeats.
A blood pressure cuff will also be applied to your arm to regularly check your blood pressure. When you are ready, your healthcare professional will insert an IV into your arm. This may feel slightly uncomfortable, like a small pinch.

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