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    [Going for tests]

    Author: Lorie (---.reverse.accesscomm.ca)

    Date: 05-09-02 11:33

    A few weeks ago I posted a message concerning my husband and the fact he has HOCM and that we were waiting to hear from Edmonton, Alberta to go for a ICD.

    Well, two days ago we got the phone call. But we were informed it was just for testing, not the actual procedure.

    The tests they plan on doing are an echo and a table tilt. I know what an echo is, he's had many of those, but what is a table tilt??

    Any help with this would be appreciated as both of us are very worried about what is going to happen.

    TIA

    Lorie

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    [Re: Going for tests]

    Author: s. beckley -moderator (---.dsl.mindspring.com)

    Date: 05-10-02 02:16

    Dear Lorie,

    http://www.advocatehealth.com/health.../tilttest.html is the link to an excellent description of the tilt table test. It is easy and non-invasive.

    It sounds like they are being very cautious and not rushing into an ICD which it not necessarily a bad thing.

    Hang tight,

    Sarah

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    [Re: Going for tests]

    Author: AJ (---.potshe01.pa.comcast.net)

    Date: 05-10-02 10:57

    Hi, Lorie! I had a tilt test several years ago. Aside from x-rays, it was the easiest test I've ever been through. The doctors strapped me to an upright table and made be stand there for 30 minutes to see if I would pass out. I didn't. My problem ended up being an arrhythmia. But if people do become lightheaded or pass out during this test, it signals a specific problem. I don't really know what that is, but it is explained on the website Sarah recommended.

    Best wishes,

    AJ
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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