ambulatory blood pressure monitoring


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ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

the recording of a patient's blood pressure at regular intervals under normal living and working conditions.

ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

A non-invasive technique by which multiple indirect blood pressure readings can be obtained automatically for 1- to 3-day periods with minimal intrusion into a patient’s daily activities.

ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Cardiology A noninvasive technique by which multiple indirect blood pressure readings can be obtained automatically for 1 to 3-day periods with minimal intrusion into a Pt's daily activities. See Holter monitor, Hypertension, Hypotension.

am·bu·la·to·ry blood pres·sure mon·i·tor·ing

(ambyū-lă-tōr'ē blŭd preshŭr mon'i-tŏr-ing)
Process of monitoring blood pressure while the patient is walking.

ambulatory blood pressure monitoring,

n measurement of a patient's blood pressure at regular intervals while the patient carries out daily activities.
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We believe this to be a complication of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in a patient with increased capillary fragility due to hypertension, diabetes and vitamin K deficiency secondary to warfarin therapy.
Blood pressure and ambulatory heart rate were analysed by 24 hours ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) with equipment using the auscultatory method.
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) has emerged in the past 25 years as an important yet underused tool for the management of hypertension.
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Up to 37% of resistant office hypertension is actually white-coat hypertension, according to an analysis of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring data from more than 8,000 patients.
Under the Nice guidelines, if blood pressure measurements taken during a consultation are 140/90 mmHg or higher, then extra confirmation should be obtained with either ambulatory blood pressure monitoring or home blood pressure monitoring.
Taking at least one blood pressure medication at bedtime - as opposed to taking all medications in the morning - was found, based on around-the-clock ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, to best normalize the sleep-time blood pressure.
First, it reinforces the importance of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring performance in resistant hypertensive patients.
Among the new issues it addresses are recent findings suggesting that ambulatory blood pressure monitoring may be a better predictor of cardiovascular risk than clinic blood pressure measurements, although its utility for screening remains uncertain.
About ABPM - Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is a non invasive method of measuring blood pressure over a 24-hour period.

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