During a 24-hour blood pressure monitor, a device records the patient's blood pressure during their activities daily life. Monitoring is painless and harmless.
Please present fifteen minutes before the survey (to allow possible sweat to dry). The lab technician will ask you to remove your clothing and sit down in a chair or on the examination table and will put the blood pressure cuff around the upper left arm. These preparations last about fifteen minutes.
Once blood pressure monitor is connected you can return home. The lab technician also hands you a diary. Record your activities as requested. Example: 09: 00-10 00: breakfast in bed. 10: 00-1100: sit down reading 11.00-12.00: lunch and walk, etc.etc Use the device also when sleeping or at rest.
To shower, bathe or swim. These actions may damage the equipment or interrupt monitoring.
Do you use medications? If this is the case you can continue taking your medications unless your doctor gives you other indications.
After monitoring (usually the next morning) you will return the device and the recorder along with the diary unless you have another agreement with your doctor. In advance you are allowed to detach the device at home.
The lab technician does not give any results or make any statement of the monitoring. For the result you will have to wait for the next appointment with your doctor.