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fainting during tilt test

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by jpcv, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. jpcv

    jpcv Senior Member

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    has anyone here fainted during a tilt test?
    I did !
     
  2. Learner1

    Learner1 Forum Support Assistant

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    I fell completely asleep!

    The doctor said I had hypoperfusion in my brain.

    What did you experience?
     
  3. jpcv

    jpcv Senior Member

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    First I had palpitations, lots of extra systoles.
    My systolic blood pressure dropped from 130 mmHg to 105 mmHg, but without major complaints, mainly the p\lpitations.
    Then , after taking a sl drug to evaluate better my response, my blood pressure plummeted to less than 80 mm, I felt some kind of diziness and fainted.
     
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    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    This test can be a major stressor for some of us. I hope they helped you recover! I didn't faint but my BP went down to 88/80 and I felt like I was about to die.:eek:
     
  5. ScottTriGuy

    ScottTriGuy Stop the harm. Start the research and treatment.

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    Yep, after about 20 minutes.
     
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    It was weird being strapped to the table while sliding down into a heap!
     
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    I went beyond a faint into cardiac arrest. It can happen. Its important to do this test with only very qualified people. I also felt like I was going to die. Next thing I was waking up as the cardiologist was reviving me.
     
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    Thanks alex3619--that really needs to be emphasized. You need to be in a very professional medical setting with highly qualified staff who are capable of resuscitation if necessary in rare instances. Not to scare people but just be sure that all the pieces are in place before going for a TTT.
     
  9. jpcv

    jpcv Senior Member

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    I did the test in a good hospital, known for the quality of its cardiology team.
    I didnĀ“t have a bad feeling, just diziness and then I fainted for a short period of time.
     
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