24 Hr Blood Pressure Monitoring
A 24 hour blood pressure monitor provides a more accurate measure of blood pressure than a single measurement. It shows how your blood pressure changes throughout the day and more importantly at night.
It helps your doctor and pharmacist ensure your blood pressure is under control. If you are already taking blood pressure medication, our 24 blood pressure monitor will show if you are getting the full benefit of the blood pressure medication you must take.
Contact Whelehans Pharmacy today at 04493 34591 to arrange getting your 24 hour blood pressure checked, it could save your life.
Whelehans 24 hour Blood Pressure service costs €50. We simply fit the monitor in the morning, you wear it for 24 hours and when you come back the next morning we will have your results. READ MORE BELOW
How 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring could save your life
Did you know that every hour, someone dies from heart disease and stroke in Ireland? High blood pressure is a significant cause of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease and cognitive decline (dementia).
If you have been diagnosed or suspected of having high blood pressure, a 24 hour blood pressure monitor is the most reliable tool to check the accuracy of the diagnosis and in many cases prevent you having to take blood pressure medication due to the high error rate of once off blood pressure checks.
Best practice for diagnosis of High Blood Pressure
The respected health advisory body, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK recommends that a diagnosis of primary hypertension (high blood pressure) should be confirmed using 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), rather than be based solely on measurements of blood pressure taken in the clinic. The recommendation is based on substantial new evidence, including that published in the Lancet (Journal of Medicine) in August 2012, recommending that ABPM 24 Hour monitoring is more accurate than both clinic and home monitoring in determining the presence of hypertension. If you are already taking blood pressure meds, our 24 blood pressure monitor will show if you are getting the full benefit of the blood pressure medication you must take.
White Coat Syndrome
“White coat Syndrome” or “White coat Hypertension” is a phenomenon in which patients exhibit high blood pressure in a clinical or medical setting but not in other settings. It is thought that this is due to the anxiety some people experience during a clinic or medical type visit. It is recognised that up to 30% of people suffer from this phenomenon leading to misdiagnosis of high blood pressure in some cases. 24 hour ABPM BP monitoring prevents this problem.
Where to get a 24 blood pressure monitor fitted
Most GP surgeries offer the 24 hour blood pressure monitoring service. Whelehans Pharmacy in Mullingar can now fit you with a 24 hour blood pressure based on ABPM technology which you can now wear while undertaking normal daily activities. You can book by calling 04493 34591.
Whelehans 24 hour Blood Pressure service costs €50. We simply fit the monitor in the morning, you wear it for 24 hours and when you come back the next morning we will have your results which you can bring to your GP.
Whelehans Pharmacy, 38 Pearse St, Mullingar (opposite the Greville Arms Hotel). Tel 04493 34591. Web. www.whelehans.ie