What is it?

As the name suggests, 24 hour blood pressure monitoring records a patient’s blood pressure over a 24 hour period.

For any patient enquiries please speak to your specialist or contact MCDC by calling us on (03) 9802 9250.

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Procedure Information

What to bring

  • Request form
  • Any concession cards including Medicare and private heath fund cards

  • All current medication in its original packaging

Pre-procedure

  • A bath or shower the morning of the appointment is advised as you will be unable to do so for 24 hours
  • Wear trousers/skirt and short, wide sleeve shirt

Procedure

  • You will be wearing a small recorder (about the size of a cigarette lighter) either on a strap around your waist or over your shoulder
  • The recorder wraps around your arm, similar to having your blood pressure checked
  • The recorder is programmed to check blood pressure every 15 minutes until 11pm, then it will turn off for 2 hours, recommence at 1am and then check every hour until the device is removed
  • DO NOT get monitor wet (i.e., no swimming or showering) NOR use an electric blanket or magnetic underlay

Results

Please allow three working days for results to be recorded before making a follow up appointment with the referring doctor. Please notify the technician if you have an appointment within three days following procedure. A cardiologist will complete the report.