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Re: Tilt test

From: cheryl
Date: 7/7/01
Time: 5:39:34 AM
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hi steve,

with an i.v. in your arm, they monitor your blood pressure and heart as you lay flat on your back for about 20 minutes, then they tilt the head of the table up to 30 degrees for awhile and the to 60 degress, watching for decreases in heart rate and blood pressure, which may indicate vaso depressor syncope.

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