Tilt Tables, Echo Tables
A medical tilt table, also known as an echo table, is a specialized exam table used in various medical settings to evaluate and diagnose conditions related to the human autonomic nervous system. It consists of a flat table that can be tilted at different angles, ranging from horizontal to nearly upright.
The primary usage of a tilt table is to perform a tilt table test. During this test, the patient is securely strapped onto the table, and their blood pressure, heart rate, and other vital signs are continuously monitored. The table is then tilted to simulate changes in body position, such as standing up quickly. By observing the patient's physiological response to these tilting movements, doctors can assess autonomic nervous system function and diagnose conditions like vasovagal syncope (fainting), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and other types of orthostatic intolerance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does a tilt table test work?
A: During a tilt table test, the patient lies flat on the table, which is then slowly tilted to an upright position. This change in position can provoke symptoms like lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting, allowing doctors to evaluate autonomic nervous system function and diagnose related conditions.
Q: Is a tilt table test safe?
A: Yes, a tilt table test is generally considered safe. The patient's vital signs are closely monitored throughout the procedure, and medical professionals are present to provide immediate assistance if required.
Q: How long does a tilt table test take?
A: In most cases, a tilt table test takes approximately 30-60 minutes. The duration may vary depending on the specific protocol followed and the patient's individual response.
Q: Who should undergo a tilt table test?
A: Tilt table tests are typically performed on individuals who experience unexplained episodes of fainting or near-fainting, especially when there is suspicion of autonomic dysfunction. The test helps doctors pinpoint the cause of these symptoms and guide appropriate treatment.
Q: Are there any risks or side effects associated with a tilt table test?
A: The risks of a tilt table test are minimal. However, some individuals may experience temporary discomfort, dizziness, or lightheadedness during the procedure. Rarely, fainting can occur, but medical professionals are prepared to manage such situations.
Remember, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and to answer any specific questions or concerns you may have about tilt table tests or related procedures.
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A: The warranty varies depending on the condition and item. The warranty is specified for most of the items listed, however the following are general rules.
- We offer 90 days warranty on all our refurbished equipment unless specified otherwise.
- We normally offer 15 days warranty on certified items unless otherwise specified
- The new equipment comes with the manufacturer’s warranty.
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Q: Do you repair or reupholster?
A: Yes, we have a full service department where we can take care of all your repairs. In most cases we can offer you a free loaner while we are working on your equipment
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