What is 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor ?
What is ambulatory blood pressure monitor ?
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is a new technique to assessing people’s blood pressure. ABPM allows a doctor to assess our blood pressure during our routine daily living, instead of sitting nervously on the doctor’s examination table.
ABPM is most helpful in deciding whether a person actually has hypertension when the blood pressure readings taken in the doctor’s office are highly variable or are otherwise puzzling. In particular, ABPM has been used to assess people with “white coat hypertension” triggered by the stress of a medical appointment.
Advantages of 24 hours ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.
1. Long-term monitoring and continuous monitoring at night;
2. Automatic measurement, without affecting the rhythm of work and life;
3. Strong anti-interference and more accurate data.
Dynamic monitoring can more truly reflect the blood pressure status at each time point, and reveal the characteristics of blood pressure fluctuations and day and night changes in hypertensive patients.
24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring indications
1. Suspected patients with hypertension are diagnosed;
2. Judge "white coat hypertension" and obstinate hypertension;
3. Capture paroxysmal elevated blood pressure and assist in the diagnosis of secondary hypertension;
4. Evaluate the efficacy of antihypertensive drugs and treatment guidance;
5. Vasovagal syncope and pacemaker syndrome;
6. Those with autonomic nerve dysfunction.
24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring project monitoring process
First make an appointment at a suitable time, wear blood pressure equipment in the clinic on time, return to the clinic at the agreed time and print the conclusion after dismantling the equipment, and consult a specialist with the conclusion.