Ambulatory blood pressure

Ambulatory BP monitoring involves measuring blood pressure at regular intervals over a 24 hour period while patients undergo normal daily activities, including sleep. The portable monitor is worn on a belt around the waist and is connected to a standard cuff on the upper arm. An oscillometric technique is used to detect systolic, diastolic, mean blood pressure and heart rate for the monitoring period. When complete the device is downloaded to a computer to allow for analysis and interpretation by the Cardiologist.