AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE

Ambulatory Blood Pressure monitor measures your blood pressure at regular intervals over a period of 24-hours.

What is an ABP?

The monitor consists of an arm cuff attached by a flexible rubber tube to a lightweight monitor. The monitor sits in a pouch secured to a waist belt or shoulder strap.

Length of Time:

The Ambulatory Blood Pressure is monitored over 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours, outside of the clinic (at home). The training and setup at the clinic will be Approximately 30 minutes.

Preparation for Test:

Wear loose clothing and a short-sleeved shirt, so that the blood pressure cuff and monitor can be worn easily. Do not apply any body lotion or oil to your arms prior to your appointment.