Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring or 24 hours Blood Pressure Monitoring is a process of BP monitoring while you are moving around and living your regular routine. Usually, A portable blood pressure recording device attached to your cuff is used for recording your blood pressure data throughout the process. The device is compact enough that it will not disrupt your regular life even your sleep.
Why is Ambulatory BP monitoring used?
A 24 hours ambulatory blood pressure monitoring assessment allows doctors and researchers to explore some further data to understand more about your high blood pressure. It helps them to decide on the right medication and treatment for the patients. It provides a comprehensive image of how blood pressure may associate with your regular activities and sleeping style. Guidelines of all the reputed organizations such as the American Heart Association or European Society of Hypertension encourage to confirm of hypertension diagnosis with 24 hours blood pressure monitoring
Other usages of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Nowadays, 24 hours ABPM is now widely being used for other aspects of blood pressure medications too. Researchers and Healthcare providers are using 24 hours ambulatory monitoring to identify the result of using antihypertensive drugs. In order to regulate the dosage of antihypertensive medicine, doctors need to monitor the patient’s BP pattern throughout the period for stabilizing the patient’s BP. The 24-hour BP observation is also required to predict damage like organ failure or cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disease connected to hypertension.
Who needs 24 hours blood pressure monitoring?
ABPM is usually used for monitoring hypertension patients’ blood pressure data during 24 hours period. However, it is also being used for pregnant women suffering from hypertension and patients who have difficulties managing their BP with medicines or any change of medication that impact their blood pressure. It is also used for patients who are suffering from prehypertension and hypotension.
What are the advantages of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring?
The best advantage of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is that because of 24 hours BP monitoring, patients won’t have to take hypertension medicines unnecessarily. It eliminates the white coat hypertension problem. With HINGMED WBP-02A Ambulatory blood pressure monitor, doctors can detect white coat hypertension, morning surge, BP variation coefficient, etc. they also can observe the data of different body postures of the patient. These indicators will help them to analyze the data more efficiently. It will reduce heart problems and organ failure among patients caused by hypertension.
What are the downsides of 24-hour blood pressure monitoring?
Despite these great advantages, there also have some shortcomings in traditional ABPMs. In traditional ABPM, the biggest drawback is the tube of the device. Patients need to carry the redundant tube and the device attached to their bodies. This cause problem for the patients while they are sleeping at night. They also face irritation on their skin because of the cuff. However, considering the inconvenience of the patients, HINGMED ambulatory blood pressure monitor WBP-02A is developed without any external tube and with a disposable inner cuff, which will reduce the irritation on their skin and keep their personal hygiene intact. Patients can easily wear the ABPM on their upper arm without any worry about the extra tube and irritation.
Managing your BP is a lifelong activity and a healthy way of living life. The damages will be caused by high BP to our organs cannot be tracked until it shows effect immensely. Taking care of your blood pressure and evaluating it with ABPM can be very useful for your response to long-term high blood pressure medications and treatment.