How Is Neurally Mediated Hypotension Diagnosed?

Neurally mediated hypotension cannot be detected with a routine blood pressure or heart rate screening. A device called a tilt table is the only known means of diagnosis.

Many people with neurally mediated hypotension develop adaptations to keep from fainting, such as sitting or lying down when they get lightheaded or tired, but the tilt table test prohibits them from performing those natural defenses. As a result, lightheadedness, nausea, and fainting often occur to patients during the tilt table test. Fatigue and malaise often occur for a few days after the test is performed.

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