Providing accurate and reliable complete blood pressure profile
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) is considered the gold standard for measuring blood pressure by clinicians worldwide. It provides valuable diagnostic information that in-clinic and home blood pressure monitoring systems are incapable of measuring including:
The diagnostic test begins with fitting a patient with a portable monitor and BP cuff. The patient leaves and returns the next day. Over this period of time, the monitor takes measurements periodically as programmed by the clinician, generally each 15-30 minutes during awake hours and 30-45 minutes during sleeping hours. When the patient returns, these measurements are transferred to a computer where they can be easily viewed and documented in a report. The results of ambulatory blood pressure testing provide the most comprehensive representation of a patient’s complete blood pressure profile.