Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)
Blood pressure assessment is an important part of clinical practice. An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a portable blood pressure recording device. ABPM is ordered to record blood pressure during 24 hours.
Clinical Indications for Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Screening for Hypertension or Hypotension
- Estimating cardiovascular risk
- Following hypertensive patient to assist with tailoring of medications and treatment
- Assess patients with “white coat syndrome”
- Certain work occupations
The recorded data will be analyzed and reviewed by a cardiologist and a conclusion will be sent to the referring physician.