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Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

  • What is Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring?

    Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is a test that allows your blood pressure and heart rate to be recorded at fixed intervals for a period of 24 hours, during which you continue with your usual daily activities. Your blood pressure changes throughout the day depending on your emotional state and the activities you are performing. Therefore, when your doctor measures your blood pressure at one time, it may not accurately show your actual blood pressure. The results of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring allow your doctor to assess the changes of your blood pressure throughout the 24-hour monitoring period.

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is very useful if you suffer from high blood pressure. It allows your doctor to see if your blood pressure medications are effective. It is also useful in the assessment of mild hypertension, which might be over-diagnosed based on one blood pressure measurement. The results of this test can also record any blood pressure swings you may have.

    Your doctor may also order ambulatory blood pressure monitoring if you suffer from palpitations (fast, strong or irregular heartbeats), dizziness, tiredness and episodes of rapid heartbeat. Combining the blood pressure readings with your daily activity allows your doctor to find out what activities trigger your symptoms, and if these symptoms are related to high blood pressure.

  • Your goal of getting swift, accurate and effective treatment is our strength. Our skilled team of specialists and staff operate at Mount Elizabeth Orchard and Mount Elizabeth Novena – both award-winning hospitals with advanced technology and modern facilities. Take your first step towards better health today, and experience the high-quality, customised healthcare that has made us one of the leading medical institutions in Asia-Pacific.

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