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What is Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)?

21:59 - 4 May , 2021

Medical procedure



It refers to a technique that records blood pressure for a specified period of time, although it is generally for 24 continuous hours. This monitoring uses lightweight devices that will be placed on your waist and left arm, in order to offer your doctor the opportunity to know your blood pressure measurements more accurately. 

Blood pressure always fluctuates during the day, and through ambulatory monitoring, a more reliable record can be offered so that your ABC doctor can achieve a more accurate diagnosis and/or follow-up of your condition.

Recommendations before the study:

There are no particular recommendations, just keep in mind that a cuff will be placed on your upper arm, which will inflate and deflate at different intervals to keep track of your blood pressure. 

Also, your doctor will ask you to write down your different activities throughout the day to match it with your blood pressure data recorded by the device.

All the information obtained through the study will be interpreted by your ABC doctor, who will guide you on the steps to follow.

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