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4060 Fourth Avenue
Suite 206
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-297-0014
Fax: 619-297-1014

230 Prospect Place
Suite 250
Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: 619-435-1660
Fax: 619-435-6312
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If you are experiencing fainting spells, lightheadedness or dizziness, and the Electrocardiogram (ECG) or Holter Monitor does not reveal an arrhythmia, the doctor may perform a tilt-table test, which enables him or her to monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, and heart rhythm while you are moved from lying down to an upright position. This test is based on the fact that normal physiological reflexes cause the heart rate and blood pressure to change when you change postures, ensuring that the brain receives sufficient blood supply. If these physiologic reflexes are inadequate, they can result in symptoms.