24 Hour Blood Pressure Screening
24-hour or ‘ambulatory’ blood pressure monitoring requires you to wear a special monitor for a 24 hour period.
This monitor takes readings at set intervals during the 24 hours. This service monitors changes to your blood pressure more accurately throughout the day and night. It also helps to eliminate the ‘white-coat phenomenon’. This occurs when a person’s blood pressure is known to rise due to the stress of attending a Doctor. Many Doctors use 24-hour monitoring before deciding whether you need to be started on medication to lower your blood pressure, or whether your medication needs to be changed.
We will fit the device in-store and remove it the following day. You will be provided with a detailed report showing the changes in your blood pressure over the 24-hour period. This report can then be brought to your GP.
The cost of the service is €40 for medical card patients and €50 for regular non-medical card holders.