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From: John J.


It is quite understood why you have concern. Most general pract. are not familiar with the tilt-table study. You can go see a cardiologist for this. The tilt-table is done to see if someone is prone to syncope. I have only passed out a few times. The most recent was this summer during a 10k race. Good question about the driving. I do a ton of driving for my job. There have been times when I felt light headed and faint. I pulled over and got out to get some air. If she is at home or work, she can always elevate her feet. (lay on floor and put feet up on chair or couch.) If and when you go see a cardi. be sure to write down any questions you might have. Hydration is one way to combat this problem. Go to "google" or another search engine and type in "tilt-table test" and you can get a much better explanation than I can give. I had this done this summer. Hang in there and ask a ton of questions. John J.

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