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Tilt table test lasting only 15 minutes?



I was recently diagnosed with vasovagal syncope and orthostatic hypotension. I just had my tilt table test, but the doctor only kept me on the table upright for fifteen minutes. That seemed like a short time to me, after reading so many of your stories. I did not pass out, but did feel some symptoms. He did not administer any medication. Does this sound right, or was it a waste of my time? I felt like he was in a hurry and didn't want to wait around for me to pass out.

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