Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring is a test that records blood pressure and heart rate at set intervals over a 24-hour duration while you carry out your usual daily routine. Your blood pressure changes throughout the day and is affected by the type of activities and emotional state you're in. This is the reason that your doctor would examine your blood pressure at one time, it might not reflect an actual measurement. However, the results from this assessment provides an insight on the changes over the 24-hour monitoring period.
Why do we need Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring?
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring is important for those who are suffering from high blood pressure. Your doctor will be able to give a proper assessment on whether your blood pressure medications are effective. Also, it's useful in determining mild hypertension that may be over-diagnosed based on one single point blood pressure measurement. The results of this test can also show signs of blood pressure swings if any.
Your doctor may also recommend Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring if you are suffering from heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue and fast heartbeat. This allows your doctor to examine the cause of your symptoms and if it's associated to high blood pressure.
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