Also called Holter blood pressure, it is a non-invasive technical method that consists of monitoring blood pressure on an outpatient basis for a period of 24 hours.
To do this, a fixation cuff is attached to one of the patient’s arms, containing a sensor that detects arterial pulses and is connected to a programmed recording device, which inflates the cuff and takes blood pressure every 15 minutes for the day, and every 30 minutes during the night hours.
The information recorded by this outpatient test, after removing the patient’s equipment, is analyzed by the specialist, and interpreted to determine their status and the procedure to follow. This study is especially useful to clarify doubtful diagnoses of arterial hypertension, in addition to providing information on possible cardiovascular complications in those people who have an established diagnosis of arterial hypertension. It is also useful for evaluating blood pressure control obtained with medication.
To carry out this test, the patient must consult the specialist beforehand, to find out what kind of considerations he must have, such as the suspension of some type of drug, in case he is using it and what are the cares that must be taken for the use of the drug. device