Respiratory Therapy Services: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor:

This test needs to be scheduled as all the patient information has to be put into the computer and also the recorder before monitor is placed on the patient. This test lets your physician know if you have (White Coat Syndrome) or elevated blood pressure’s during the night and early morning. This way the Physician can monitor your blood pressure and adjust medication’s to correct the problem. An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a small machine, about the size of a portable radio. You wear it on a belt. The blood pressure cuff on the monitor can be worn under your clothes without anyone seeing it. This machine records and lets your doctor find out what your blood pressure was every 15 to 30 minutes of a normal day. The information collected by this machine can help you and your doctor see if your blood pressure treatment is working.

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