A HUTT is used to determine the cause of fainting spells. The test involves being tilted, always with the head-up, at different angles for a period of time.
Heart rhythm, blood pressure and other symptoms are closely monitored and evaluated with changes in position. The patient is completely conscious for the test and an intravenous line is placed prior to the exam. This is an outpatient procedure.
For more specific, detailed information regarding this or any other cardiac procedure, please call the Cardiac Cath Lab at (608)775-2233 or (800) 362-9567, ext. 52233, Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.