What is it?
An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a small device, which is used to regularly measure and record blood pressure over 24 hours. It’s a simple and effective way to monitor your blood pressure over an extended period.
What you do
The ambulatory blood pressure monitor is fitted around your upper arm for a 24-hour period, and it inflates every half an hour during the day, and once an hour at night. The monitor gives a better indication of your blood pressure while you go about your daily activities, including sleep and rest periods. Because the monitor can’t get wet, it’s best to shower before it’s fitted. You should also wear a comfortable two-piece outfit.