24 Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (APBM) – is when your blood pressure is being measured as you move around, living your normal daily life. It is normally carried over 24 hours.
A physician’s referral/order is required. Your doctor can send the orders ahead of time or you can bring them with you. To ensure availability of equipment a pre-booked appointment is required. At the time of the physician’s referral it is recommended that the physician’s office call to schedule the appointment.
What to expect.
A blood pressure cuff is placed on the arm by staff and it is connected to a small device that you carry with you in a pouch for 24 hours as it monitors your blood pressure about every ½ hour. During the monitoring period, you will be given a small chart diary to write down what activities you are doing when the unit cuff is blowing up and taking a measurement. After 24 hours, return to the lab to bring back the equipment for data to be collected and forwarded to your physician for interpretation and follow-up
To book appointments call 306-953-6244.