Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) is when your blood pressure is being measured as you move around, living your normal daily life. It is normally carried over 24 hours.
It uses a small digital blood pressure machine which is connected to a cuff around your upper arm. It small enough that you can go about your normal daily life and even sleep with it on.
The machine then takes blood pressure readings at regular intervals throughout the day: usually, every 15-30 minutes during the daytime and 30-60 minutes at night. You will need to keep the monitor on through the night. When you return to the surgery the next morning the doctor will have an accurate reading of your blood pressure and will offer advice or treatment as required.
This is not a routine consultation so prior notice for same is required to ensure BP Monitor is available.