1. WHAT IS A BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR?
A blood pressure monitor is a battery operated device that records your blood pressure for 24 hours. It contains an electronic device, a cuff and plastic tubing. The cuff is attached to your non-dominant arm and is connected to the device by tubing. The device will be worn around your waist in pouch.
2. WHY DO I NEED A BP MONITOR?
A blood pressure monitor detects any changes in blood pressure over the time you wear the monitor whilst you go about doing your normal daily activities. The reading that is taken at your GP is similar, but only reads your blood pressure at that single point in time.
Your doctor may recommend for the following reasons:
• High blood pressure
• Fluctuating blood pressure
• To assess if your blood pressure is well managed