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Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-22, 05:11 authored by Head, GA, McGrath, BP, Mihailidou, AS, Mark NelsonMark Nelson, Schlaich, MP, Stowasser, M, Mangoni, AA, Cowley, D, Wilson, A
Ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) monitoring involves measuring blood pressure (BP) at regular intervals (usually every 20–30 minutes) over a 24 hour period while patients undergo normal daily activities, including sleep. The portable monitor is worn on a belt connected to a standard cuff on the upper arm (Figure 1) and uses an oscillometric technique to detect systolic, diastolic and mean BP as well as heart rate.1 When complete, the device is connected to a computer that prepares a report of the 24 hour, day time, night time, and sleep and awake (if recorded) average systolic and diastolic BP and heart rate.
Publication titleAustralian Family Physician
Department/SchoolMenzies Institute for Medical Research
PublisherRoyal Australian College of General Practitioners
Place of publicationAustralia