Home Blood Pressure (BP) Monitoring is the self-measurement of your blood pressure in your home environment. You may hear it referred to as Ambulatory Blood Pressure monitoring meaning a service carried out outside of a hospital or medical facility.
Home BP monitoring, away from a medical environment, provides a more significant number of Blood Pressure readings. These provide us with a more reliable assessment of true underlying BP than BP measurement in the clinic.
Evidence suggests 24hr home monitoring offers advantages beyond clinic BP measurement in terms of –
- Better evaluation of BP control
- A better prognostic indication
- Greater engagement of patients
- Improved compliance with drug therapy.