24 Blood Pressure Monitoring

Even mild elevations in blood pressure are linked to a higher incidence of strokes and heart attacks.

One-off readings at a medical practice often not a true reflection of average blood pressure.  Wearing a 24 hour blood pressure monitor allows accurate measurement of average blood pressure, as well as determining effectiveness of therapy.

Procedure

A blood pressure cuff is placed on the arm, and the recorder is attached via belt by our train staff, with set-up taking approximately ten minutes. The monitor is worn for 24 hours and will pump up the cuff every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes during the night. It is removed by staff in the surgery the following day

Regular daily routines and sleep are generally unaffected by the blood pressure recording, as the cuff causes no more discomfort than a normal blood pressure test

The monitor may not work well with the regular heartbeats.

Results are available immediately and will be discussed with you at your next consultation with Dr Hayter.

Who should have this test?

Patients on BP medication and those with:

  • Elevated BP
  • Heart disease
  • High stress levels

Preparation

Wear loose fitting, comfortable shirt – not a dress

Shower beforehand as you will not be able to take a shower while wearing the device.

Cost $100

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