Your doctor may or may have recommended a 24 Hour BP monitor if you are experiencing any of the following situations:
(ABPM) Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (24 hour BP monitor) is a test that involves wearing a device for 24 hours to measure your blood pressure as you go about your daily activities and during sleep.
This device takes your blood pressure at regular intervals and records the information on an in-built chip. This helps your doctor get a detailed understanding of how your blood pressure varies throughout the day in your normal environment.
When you come in to have the monitor fitted, a technician will explain the process to you. It’s best to wear a button-down blouse or shirt that’s loose on the arms, or short sleeves. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to shower or bathe while you’re wearing the monitor.
You might experience slight discomfort and numbness after a reading, which is normal. However, if this discomfort persists and becomes unbearable, you should remove the cuff and contact Heartscope. Bruising and swelling can occasionally occur but are uncommon.
(This test will take up to 15-30 minutes)
To ensure you’re prepared for the 24-hour BP monitoring test, please note the following instructions:
While the blood pressure monitor is attached, you won’t be able to shower for 24 hours, so plan your personal hygiene routine accordingly. We advise you shower before your appointment.
Please bring a $50 security deposit, either in cash or card. This is a precautionary measure in case the monitor is returned late or damaged. After the monitor is returned in good condition within the 24-hour period, this deposit will be refunded to you.
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