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Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Bangalore

In the comfort of the patient’s home, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) uses non-invasive technology to collect accurate 24-hour blood pressure readings from the patient. Many studies have shown that 24-hour blood pressure is better than clinic blood pressure when it comes to predicting future cardiovascular events and damage to certain organs.
A cuff is used to monitor blood pressure throughout the day using auscultatory or oscillometric instruments. Every 20 minutes, the monitor records the user’s blood pressure (less frequently overnight – eg, one-hourly).
ABP monitoring has a variety of medical applications:
  • One-off measurements are not as trustworthy as a twenty-four-hour record. End-organ damage is more strongly linked to elevated blood pressure readings on ABPM than to one-off observations, such as left ventricular hypertrophy.
  • For the detection of white coat hypertension.
  • To study the effects of antihypertensive medicine on a 24-hour basis.
  • Prognostic use: Higher ABPM readings have been linked to an increased risk of mortality[4].
  • A patient’s reaction to treatment.
  • Masked hypertension].
  • Episodic dysfunction.¬†
  • Autonomic dysfunction.
  • Hypotensive symptoms while on hypertensive medication.