What is Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)?

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) is a way of monitoring your blood pressure as you move around doing the normal things you do in daily life, usually over 24 hours. It gives information about how the changes in your blood pressure may correspond with your daily activities and sleep patterns to give a complete picture. ABPM can minimise the problem of your blood pressure rising when being measured in your doctor’s rooms.

ABPM is used in helping to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease (heart attack or stroke). It can additionally be used to assess how effective a particular medication is in controlling high blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension.

Having a monitor fitted is straightforward. Follow our step-by-step guide to know what to expect.