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Waves in tilt table BP readout?

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by Singout, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Singout

    Singout

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    Hi, everyone,

    This is cut from a post at the end of a previous long thread because it's really a new topic now. Hope that's not breaking netiquette rules!

    My long awaited tilt table test was today. The results of the tilt itself were that the heart rate was normal, so I don't have POTS (I didn't think I did). The BP rate was a band of a squiggly line (I think the sys and dias alternating?) that was consistently the same width, and with the range often within normal.

    What the experienced cardio couldn't explain was that the whole band dipped and rose several times. He said this is indicative of falling asleep (not fainting) and had asked me at one point if I was OK, and at another point to open my eyes.

    Any wisdom on what that might indicate? Referred to a BP specialist now...

    Thanks!
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    On my TTT my heart rate and BP oscillated wildly. that may be what he was seeing. This is common in dysautonomia. An autonomic specialist would be the best one to interpret it--if you can find one!

    Sushi
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  3. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    I think there are some good one(s) in MA, are you anywhere near that area?

    GG
  4. Singout

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    I'm in Toronto, Canada, so not close to Massachusetts? Maine? He might be the best we have,POTS tripped easily off his tongue and he knew the Hopkins research. Recommended by a Can Dysautonomia FB page.
    It wasn't wild oscillations as much as slow waves (I think) with the gap between the dias and sys staying constant.
  5. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Well let me know, I can find out the Drs name, he is highly recommended by a lady associated with MA CFIDS org.

    GG

    http://www.masscfids.org/
  6. Singout

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    Thanks, @ggingues! @Sushi: wondering if you have any suggestions re buying a bp monitor for home use? Not sure what kind would be most practical.
  7. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    There was a very recent thread on that. Go to Forums, then scroll down to Google site search and look for it there. This works better than the forum search engine.

    Sushi
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  8. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    @Singout I don't have any specific suggestion, but as Sushi notes above, there is info on that on this site.

    GG

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