Tilt Test Action Checklist


Bring a responsible adult driver with you.

Do not eat or drink anything except small sips of water for 4 hours before the test. Do not eat or drink anything that contains caffeine the day of the test.

Take your regular medications. Do not take a laxative. If you take a diuretic (“water pill”), ask your doctor if you can wait until after the test to take it.

If you have diabetes or take insulin, ask your doctor how to take your medications on the day of your test. Bring your glucose meter with you. If you have questions before the test, ask your doctor.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Do not bring valuables. Bring a list of medications, any available medical reports, and tell us about all allergies you have.

Check-in at the Electrophysliology and Pacing Outpatient Center.


You will have an IV in your arm or hand.

Don’t move during the test.

Tell us about all symptoms you have during the test.


Do not drive the rest of the day.

Report any symptoms or side effects that are new or continue after the test.

Call your referring doctor to discuss test results.

Follow your new treatment plan your doctor prescribes.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 01/31/2019.

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