Tilt Table Evaluation

Tilt table evaluation is a procedure that doctors use to diagnose syncope, or fainting.

How Boston Children’s Hospital approaches tilt table evaluation

Causes of fainting are usually determined via EKG; Boston Children’s performs more than 20,000 EKGs a year. Because frequent fainting can be a sign of a larger cardiovascular issue, Boston Children’s researchers take fainting very seriously. Fainting during exercise is the most serious; to that end, Children’s unique program in Exercise Physiology performs more than 1,900 exercise tests a year.