An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a small device that is worn throughout the day, usually for 24 or 48 hours. The device takes your blood pressure automatically while you do your normal activities.

What is ambulatory blood pressure monitoring?

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring allows physicians to monitor the daily fluctuations of a patient’s blood pressure. It is a take home monitor that takes measurements every 30 minutes during the day and once an hour at night.

The data from the blood pressure monitor is later analyzed and shared with your physician. This procedure is not funded through B.C.'s Medical Services Plan, although it may be covered by your private insurance.

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