Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+) font size
Good Samaritan Hospital Home  
Joint Replacement
Family Birth & NICU
Print This Page Print |    Email to a Friend Email
Who We Are Where We Are Contact Us Careers Site Map

Tilt Table Testing

A tilt table test is a simple and informative test that can help identify the causes of fainting.  You will be positioned on a bed with three straps to support you if you faint.  Your EKG and blood pressure will be monitored throughout the test to watch for any changes.  A nurse with also start an IV incase medication is needed.  The bed will be raised to an 80-degree angle and you will be asked to stand quiet and still.  You will be monitored until symptoms happen or up to 45 if they do not.  At the end of the test the bed will be laid back down and you will be monitored for an additional 5 minutes.

  • Preparation:  Nothing to eat or drink for 4-6 hours prior to test
  • Test Duration:  This test will take around an hour to an hour and half
Cardiac (Heart) Anatomy 
Cardiac (Heart) Conditions
Cardiac (Heart) Procedures 
Cardiac (Heart) Rehab
Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
 Arterial Ultrasound
Cardiac Stress Testing

Carotid Ultrasound

(EKG or ECG)
Holter Monitoring &
Event Recorders
Pediatric Echocardiogram 
Pulmonary Function Tests 
Segmental Pressure Studies
Tilt Table Testing
Venous Ultrasound
Emergency Information
CPR - Adult
CPR - Infant
Emergency Heart Attack Care (EHAC)
Good Samaritan Hospital
Heart Center Media Library
Heart Failure Program 
Health Related Links 
My Hospital Stay
Nutrition & Weight Loss Links 
Outreach Services 
Stop Smoking Links 
Vascular Disease & PAD