Tilt testing evaluates patients loss of or near loss of consciousness. The patient is hooked up to a monitor and a blood pressure cuff and required to lie flat for 27 minutes. Then the patient is tilted to a 70 degree head up position, for 45 minutes. At this time, if the test is still negative the patient is placed in a supine position and an infusion of sublingual nitroglycerin or Isuprel is administered. The patient is then tilted again through different stages depending on the protocol decided upon for the individual.
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