24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor

This is a useful test to confirm high blood pressure or assess its control by medication.

This simple test involves wearing a small monitor, similar to a “Walkman” carried at the waist. It records your blood pressure for 24 hours via a cuff on your left arm.

It is not necessary to be admitted to hospital for the procedure. You come to the Cardiac Evaluation Unit to have the monitor put on. This takes approximately 15 minutes after which you may go home/back to work. You return to the Cardiac Evaluation Unit at the same time the following day to have it taken off again.

Your result of the test is then sent to your Consultant Cardiologist who will speak with you and give you your results.

Please bring your medication with you.

While wearing the Holter Monitor it is advisable to:

Wear a loose fitting shirt or blouse with a wide fitting