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Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)

The ABPM is a diagnostic tool worn by patients for a 24 hour period. During this period blood pressure and heart rate changes are taken automatically at 30 minute intervals during the day and 1 hour intervals during the night. Patients wear an ABPM around their waist connected to a blood pressure cuff that is affixed to the patient’s non-dominant arm.

 

The ABPM is an effective tool used to determine a patient’s blood pressure changes throughout their normal day-to-day activities. It can be used to assess the effectiveness of medications, to correlate symptoms with high or low blood pressure, and to help rule out ‘white-coat’ hypertension often seen at the Doctors office.

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring is not an OHIP covered service requiring a physician referral and cash payment. Please contact the clinic to find out the cost of the ABPM.

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