Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
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What is ambulatory blood pressure monitoring?
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is a process in which you are fitted with a blood pressure cuff and a portable monitor to allow for a full 24 hours of blood pressure measurements.
How you can benefit from ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
ABPM allows you to measure your blood pressure over a 24-hour period as you go about your daily activities, like working, exercising, eating, and sleeping. This gives your healthcare providers the most clear and thorough picture of your blood pressure. ABPM also helps to prevent so-called "white coat syndrome" - that's an elevated measurement some people get when their blood pressure is recorded in their physician's office.
How to use this service
- Get a physician's referral. In order to use the ABPM service, you must first get a referral from your physician.
- Find your location. ABPM is available at the following locations:
525 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E6
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2K5
100 - 15355 - 24th Avenue
South Surrey, BC V4A 2H9
41st & Victoria
5639 Victoria Drive
Vancouver, BC V5P 3W2
32555 London Ave, Suite 200
Mission, BC V2V 6M7
Unit G - 40282 Glenalder Place
Squamish, BC V8B 0G2
Unit #1-900 Gibson's Way
Gibsons, BC V0N 1V7
Unit 4000 - 2751 Cliffe Ave
Courtenay, BC V9N 2L8
2004 - 50th Avenue, Suite 109
Red Deer, AB T4R 3A2
6048 Currents Dr NW
Edmonton, AB T6W 0L7
- Set up an appointment. It's best to call ahead to set up an appointment since ABPM requires a fitting and some orientation with a member of our pharmacy team. A fee applies for this service.
- Prepare for your appointment. You will be fitted with a blood pressure arm cuff, so come to your ABPM appointment dressed in clothing that bares your upper arm or that is loose enough to be rolled to the upper arm. Take a shower or bathe before coming in for your appointment since you should not remove the cuff during the 24-hour monitoring period.
- Ask questions. A London Drugs Pharmacy staff member will instruct you in the safe and proper use of your blood pressure monitoring cuff. Be sure to ask any questions you have about the cuff and its monitor, as well as about follow-up with your physician.