24hr Blood Pressure Monitoring
Raised blood pressure, known as hypertension, is one of three main modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which account for 80% of premature coronary heart disease (CHD). Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), over 24-hours, is the most accurate method for confirming a diagnosis of hypertension. This is used to reduce unnecessary treatment in people who do not have true hypertension. ABPM has also been shown to be superior to other methods of multiple blood pressure measurements for predicting blood pressure-related clinical events (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, 2021).
While wearing the monitor, you should not take the device off to shower or plan to do any intense exercise as this could impact your results. You will be provided with a tracking sheet to monitor any symptoms as well as notable events that may occur during this period, which will be reported alongside your blood pressure readings.
The device must be switched off if you plan to drive during the 24-hour period as it is classed as a medical device. Abstracts adapted from the NICE website
Duration: 20 Minutes