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Information on Quantitative Sudomotor Axon Reflex Test (QSART)
The quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test (QSART) is used to assess the small nerve fibers, which are linked to the sweat glands.
QSART is used to diagnose:
- Painful, small fiber neuropathy when nerve conduction test results are normal
- Disturbances of the autonomic nervous system, which controls the sweat glands, heart, digestive system, other organs, and blood pressure
- Complex pain disorders
The results of a tilt table test are based on whether or not you faint during the test.
- If you faint during the tilt table test and you don't have other symptoms of a heart problem, it may indicate either vasovagal syncope or orthostatic hypotension. But you may need additional tests to determine the specific diagnosis.
- If you faint during the tilt table test and you have other symptoms of a heart problem, or if your doctor suspects that a heart problem is causing the fainting, you may require additional cardiac testing and evaluation to determine a diagnosis.
- If you don't faint during the tilt table test, you may need additional tests and evaluations to find the cause of your fainting.
Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:29 AM
I've heard varying descriptions of its usefulness and that on occasion people not only faint but go into asystole (sp) when fainiting. Not something I want to be subjected to. I also think the breathing test they are talking about doing is to check for vasovagal issues so that would cover that part of the testing.
I forgot to mention this part...I've had 3 echo's, a 30 day event monitor that I only needed to keep for a week, a week long continuous monitoring as an inpatient, a treadmill stress test and a nuclear stress test, so if it's just to confirm OH, and rule out other cardiac issues I still don't see the point in my case. The in-hospital monitor showed one small run of afib which is why the other tests were done-I think-from what I was told all other cardiac issues were ruled out except mvp which I was told i no longer have because the criteria changed-funny huh-and one doc questioned restrictive cardiomyopathy but hasn't tested for it because I wont take the IV gadolinium and the doc who would do the test refuses to run the scan without it-because he won't get paid for it-gotta love modern medicine!
I dont know, that ttt just bothers me...
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 09:12 PM
I have had several TTT's, and I have never fainted during any of them. However, I have had the dramatic increase in HR and therefore I was diagnosed with POTS; You don't have to faint on the TTT to be diagnosed with POTS.
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 02:27 AM
The information on TTT is from the Mayo Clinic website. Check it out-Results.
BTW-I didn't faint either with my TTT. My BP dropped so low as they began to raise me up on the table at Cleveland Clinic that it was proof enough for my diagnosis.
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