Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor (ABPM) - An Overview
ABPM or Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring test monitors your BP for 24 hours as you do your routine work. ABPM is done with a small portable digital device that can be conveniently attached around your upper arm. You can wear it even while sleeping and go about your daily routine.
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) is a preferred tool for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. This non-invasive approach is deemed more reliable than single-time blood pressure readings. ABPM monitors the patient's blood pressure throughout a 24-hour cycle, offering a comprehensive picture of their cardiovascular health.
Moreover, many patients experience “White Coat hypertension”, where their BP shoots up in the presence of a doctor. In such cases, people are mostly wrongly diagnosed with Hypertension. To mitigate this, multiple readings taken across different time periods can be instrumental in obtaining an accurate health assessment.
Dr. Karthigesan may check your BP with the ambulatory monitoring method to check if you have Hypertension, one of the most common reasons of cardiovascular diseases. As one of Chennai’s most renowned cardiologists, Dr. Karthigesan is the go-to person for all heart-related ailments and device procedures.
Dr. Karthigesan may recommend ABPM if you:
What to Expect With ABPM