24 hour blood pressure monitoring
Union Quay Medical Centre now offer 24 hour Blood pressure monitoring. The fee is €50. Phone us on 0214310311 to find out more information.
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (APBM) involves measuring blood pressure (BP) at regular intervals (usually every 20–30 minutes) over a 24-hour period while you carry on with normal daily activities. ABPM has the additional advantage of measuring your BP during sleep and it is now known that night time BP may give much valuable information.
Your ABPM is measured with a small monitor, worn in a pouch on a belt, and the monitor is connected to a cuff on your upper arm. This cuff inflates and deflates regularly measuring the systolic (upper) and the diastolic (lower) blood pressure as well as your average blood pressure and heart rate.