Blood Pressure Monitoring

Blood Pressure (BP) Monitor

 

What Is A BP Monitor?

  • A blood pressure monitor measures and records your blood pressure over a 24 hour period.

 

How Is A BP Monitor Performed?

  • At your appointment a technician will apply the monitor to you for you to take home for the 24 hour period.
  • The monitor will take your BP every 30minutes during the day and every hour at night.
  • While you are wearing the monitor you are required to do everything as per normal in your day to day life except for showering.
  • You cannot shower while you have the monitor on, nor should you remove the monitor.
  • When you note the monitor pumping up, if safe to do so, relax your arm down by your side while the monitor takes your BP.

 

What to Expect?

  • As the monitor records your BP every 30 minutes during the day and every hour at night, you may not have the most restful 24 hours.
  • You are required to return the BP monitor the following day.

 

Results?

  • We need time to analyse the recordings, as such, you will not be given the results immediately.
  • If referred by your GP, your results will be sent to your GP the following week.
  • If your cardiologist ordered the test, your cardiologist will discuss the results with you at your next appointment.