AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR

what is it?

 

An ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) is a device which records your blood pressure. The ABPM is worn for 24 hours. The monitor will measure your blood pressure over a 24 hour period.

 

What do I need to do?

 

Please bring a valid OHIP Card to your appointment. If you do not have an OHIP Card, please bring another form of government issued ID such as (Drivers License, Passport, or another provincial health card. Please also bring a signed requisition from your physician and arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in. The receptionist will verify your information and admit you for the procedure.

 

There are no special preparations for this procedure.

 

What can I expect on the day of the test?

 

Shortly after you check-in one of our Technologists bring you into the exam room and conduct a brief interview explaining the procedure. You will then be fitted with a blood pressure monitor and cuff that will record your blood pressure every 30 minutes over the next 24 hours. The technologist will provide you with instructions. Typically showering is prohibited

how long will it take

 

This procedure takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. You will have to return your monitor at the conclusions of the 24 hour wearing period.

 

how long will it take for the results to get to my family physician?

 

Your results will be ready within 72 hours

 

For more information about the ambulatory blood pressure monitor please email info@corcare.net or call 416.284.4744 to speak to one of our technologists.