Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
This allows the testing of blood pressure in the real world setting. Often, blood pressure is elevated when one sees a physician, but at home it can be normal. This test will allow the provider to determine if the pressure needs to be treated. A blood pressure cuff is worn home and will inflate every 15 to 20 minutes for 24 hours. This will inform the care providers if the blood pressure is elevated or changing during regular activities.