——How to Interpret Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

Nowadays, Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) has become a globally recognized and reliable technique for the diagnosis of hypertension. According to European Union and the United States instructions, it is recommended that Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is a cost-efficient diagnostic tool to assure hypertension in patients. Best Digital 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitors have been on the market. despite that, the results and accuracy depend on the technology & quality of the ambulatory blood pressure monitoring device and the interpretation in the clinical setting.

What is Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring?

 Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is a process that allows patients to record their Blood Pressure (BP) at regular intervals over 24 hours time period in any state of the body. It includes both awake and asleep time. This allows for doing any regular activities. In this process Usually, a small automated blood pressure recording device is attached to the upper arm with the cuff. The device records the reading along with the position of the body and after 24 hours the data is transferred and used for analysis to confirm whether the person is suffering from hypertension or not.

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Are Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors Accurate?

We all know that usually, in the traditional method blood pressure is taken during the steady state body position of a patient. Therefore, it is a common doubt that an ambulatory blood pressure monitor measures the BP  accurately while the patient is moving. This answer completely depends on some requirements whether the monitor is equipped with motion tolerance and strong anti-interference technology. And along with this technology, HINGMED WBP-02A ABPM is providing accurate blood pressure results to doctors and researchers for years.  

How to Interpret Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring?

Defining a particular value for normal ambulatory blood pressure readings is not easy. Because the normal values are different in different age groups. ABPM values will be different in adults, children, and pregnant women. Although agreeing with widely used standards, it is accepted that the normal BP values in the day-time will be below 135/85 mmHg and the values at night-time will be below 120/75 mmHg and the average values for 24 hours period will be below 130/80 mmHg in adults. Doctors can suspect the person above that value as a hypertension patient. In the values, the first number is systolic which portrays the maximum and the second number is diastolic which portrays the minimum range of ambulatory monitoring blood pressure.   

In ambulatory blood pressure monitoring interpretation, HINGMED WBP-02A ABPM provides some additional information that includes important indexes. For instance, white coat hypertension, Morning surge, BP variation correlation, arteriosclerosis index, and different correlations can be used to enhance researchers’ understanding and help them for better analysis.

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For hypertension medication, it is very essential to acquire accurate ambulatory blood pressure monitor results. It is impossible to prescribe the right medication for hypertension without getting accurate results and a remarkable analysis system. Coupled with ESH validation, Dabl & STRIDE BP recommendation, and its own user-friendly ABPM software HINGMED WBP-02A is the best ambulatory blood pressure monitor out there.