24 Hour Blood pressure monitoring
The 24 hour blood pressure monitoring (Holter monitoring) is an effective and safe diagnostic method widely used in the whole world for revealing circulatory disorders. The patients may undergo 24 hour blood pressure monitoring at JSC Meditsina (Academician Roytberg’s Clinic) in Moscow with maximum comfort and minimum time expenditures. The advanced modern equipment, high qualification of the specialists and individual approach to each patient guarantee high accuracy of measurement results.
Indications for Procedure
The 24 hour blood pressure monitoring is necessary first of all to those patients who suffer from arterial hypertension or have a history of strokes or myocardial infarctions. The 24 hour blood pressure monitoring allows to assess the patient’s condition and estimate the efficiency of prescribed drugs.
Besides that, 24 hour blood pressure monitoring is regularly performed for patients from the high risk group suffering from diabetes mellitus, severe renal diseases or those who are overweight and also for pregnant women for whom is it extremely important to watch their blood pressure.
The 24 hour blood pressure monitoring is performed also if the patient complains of:
- increased or lowered blood pressure;
- unstable blood pressure and its fluctuations during the day;
- increased night blood pressure;
- unpleasant sensations and pains in the cardiac region;
- cardiac rhythm disturbances;
- cardiac insufficiency;
- frequent headaches and dizziness;
- permanent tinnitus;
- general asthenia,
- rapid fatigability.
The blood pressure monitoring makes it possible to reveal the pathology which is often not detected by other diagnostic methods.
How Is It Done?
The monitoring does not require any special preparation of the patient. During the visit, the physician fixes a cuff on the patient’s arm; this cuff is connected to a small portable monitor-recorder which can recognize the faintest pulse waves. The blood pressure is measured automatically at set intervals (usually every 15-20 minutes during day time and 30-40 minutes at
night). Measurement results are recorded into the in-built memory of the device.
The patient follows his(her) usual schedule during the monitoring: he(she) goes to work, can do sports activities (without excessive exercise stress), walk, and eat. At the same time he(she) keeps a detailed diary recording all events during the day indicating the time. The cuff with the monitor are removed in 24 h and the physician interprets the findings, analyzing the changes in blood pressure during the day and night. The mean day and night systolic and diastolic pressure, degree of its night lowering, mean pulse pressure and other important parameters reflecting the function of the patient’s cardiovascular system are presented in the conclusion given by the specialist.
The method of 24 hour blood pressure monitoring is a safe and convenient diagnostic procedure
The 24 hour blood pressure monitoring practically has no contraindications and, what is most important, it quite accurate and objective. 24 hour blood pressure monitoring can be prescribed to people of any age and any state of health. The devices used for measurement of blood pressure have no side effects and do not exert any negative influence on the human organism.
The Department of Functional Diagnostics of JSC Meditsina (Academician Roytberg’s Clinic) has all the necessary equipment for 24 hour blood pressure monitoring. Blood pressure monitoring may be performed at our Clinic at any time which is convenient to you. You will not have to wait in lines; only make a preliminary appointment for a visit by calling +7 (495) 775-73-60 (round-the-clock). The price for 24 hour blood pressure monitoring will be a welcome surprise due to its optimality.
Remember the ancient postulate “It easier to prevent a disease than to treat it”. The timely diagnosis and an adequately prescribed treatment will help avoid many serious vascular complications including strokes and infarctions.