This device is designed to be worn for 24 hours and will monitor blood pressure at preset intervals. We often find that people have elevated blood pressure during the office visit. Most of the time, this is simply nervousness, or too much coffee; but it can also mean that you truly have high blood pressure. Since high blood pressure raises you risk for heart attacks, strokes and aneurysms, it’s pretty important to know if you actually have it or not. The monitor has been shown to be very helpful in determining what the situation is.
Our colleague, Dr Vamsee Amirneni is demonstrating the ambulatory blood pressure monitor.