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Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is used to measure blood pressure readings throughout the course of a day. It is useful in diagnosing high blood pressure (hypertension) and can also be used to guide treatment.

The test involves fitting of a blood pressure cuff to the upper arm and this inflates automatically at intervals across a 24 hour period.

Useful information

British Heart Foundation website

NICE guidance on hypertension