Blood Pressure Monitoring (NHS Only)

Before your appointment

You do not need to make any special preparations, unless you have had specific advice from your doctor.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time; if you are late we may not be able to carry out your test. Please do not bring children to your appointment.

During your appointment

When you arrive, our staff will explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have. We will attach a blood-pressure cuff (a bit like a water wing) to your upper arm. The cuff is connected to a small portable recorder which is similar in size to a personal stereo and can be worn on a belt around your waist.

Your first visit will take about 15 minutes to attach the cuff. The cuff inflates automatically every 30 minutes during the day and every 60 minutes at night, to record your blood pressure. You should not remove the cuff or get it wet.

After the test is completed you will need to return the apparatus. You will be given instructions on where to return the equipment. If you have any queries contact us on 0844 581 0300 and we will get a clinician to contact you.

After your appointment

You will be told when to return the equipment by the technician who fitted the equipment. A specialist will look at the results and send a report to the doctor who referred you. You should telephone to confirm that they have received your report before arranging an appointment, unless the doctor has made different arrangements with you.

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