24 hour blood pressure monitoring is available free to all patients with a medical card or doctor visit only card.
The use of 24 hour blood pressure monitoring is best practice in diagnosing high blood pressure and ensuring patients are adequately treated on their blood pressure medication. It also helps to out-rule ‘white coat hypertension’, this is when a patients blood pressure rises in the doctor’s surgery.
It involves wearing a monitor which checks the blood pressure every 30 minutes over a 24 hour period, while the patient continues with their daily activities.
To book an appointment contact one of our doctors or nurses on 051 852999