What is a BP Monitor?
The Blood Pressure (BP) monitor is used to measure a patient's blood pressure continuously over a period of 24 hours. A BP monitor is used for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), which involves measuring the patient’s blood pressure for 24 hours as they go about their daily routine. The patient wears a device that measures their blood pressure at regular intervals. The information is recorded on a chip in the device and allows the doctor to get a detailed picture of blood pressure variation in a normal environment.
How can I prepare for a BP monitor?
There are no special preparations for this test. However, patients will need to wear the device for 24 hours and will be unable to shower or swim during this period to ensure that the device does not get wet.
Patients will need to allow 10 to 15 minutes for the device to be fitted and may remove the device the following day at the same time when returning it back to the clinic.