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Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

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Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

  • Definition
  1. Automated 24 hour BP recording
  2. Analogous to a Holter Monitor for Blood Pressure
  • Indications
  1. Newly diagnosed Hypertension (especially borderline)
  2. White-coat Hypertension
  3. Drug-Resistant Hypertension
  4. Pregnancy-induced Hypertension
  5. Evaluation of antihypertensive efficacy
  6. Episodes of symptomatic Hypertension
  7. Autonomic Neuropathy
  8. Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Cost
  1. Initial equipment investment: $5000
  2. Patient cost: $100 to $300