ABP - Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring - is a special test to monitor Blood pressure during 24 hours. A small automatic Blood Pressure (BP) monitoring device is connected, which measures and records blood pressure periodically through out 24 hours. Then this data is transferred into computer and analyzed. This test is very helpful to diagnose a condition known as White Coat hypertension, when patients blood pressure is high only while visiting a doctor due to anxiety and fear factor and at other times the blood pressure is normal. This test is also useful when cardiologist needs to decide whether to start blood pressure medicines or not, and also to evaluate if existing medicines are controlling the blood pressure as required or not.
ABP is done at both APC branches in Kathmandu and Pokhara.