Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is a way of measuring blood pressure over a 24 hour period. Wearing an ABPM can give your provider information about how your changes in blood pressure may be affected by your daily activities, sleep patterns and medications. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends using an ABPM to confirm a diagnosis of high blood pressure (hypertension).
An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a special blood pressure cuff that is worn on your arm and is attached to a small recording device that you wear on your belt. You will wear the monitor for 24 hours and it records your blood pressure approximately every 30 minutes while you go about your day and while you are sleeping.
If you are a patient and believe you might benefit from this service, please discuss with your provider.
Our office is located at 1 Hospital Drive, 3rd floor, Asheville, NC, 28801.