Ambulatory Blood Pressure Testing (ABP)

v-patient.jpgHigh blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common condition that can eventually lead to heart disease. Normal blood pressure is 120/80. Blood pressure is considered high if it is constantly over 140/90.

High blood pressure is easily detectable and very manageable if detected early. If you have high blood pressure and your doctor can’t determine the best treatment method(s) to control it, he or she may recommend you wear an ambulatory blood pressure monitor. This device automatically measures your blood pressure about every 30 minutes for 24 hours, even during sleep. So it provides a more accurate picture of how your blood pressure changes. Using the results, your physician can create a personalized treatment plan to keep your blood pressure under control.

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