Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) measures blood pressure at regular intervals. This is a small machine, about the size of a portable radio. You wear it on your waist for a specific period. The blood pressure cuff on the monitor can be worn under your clothes without anyone seeing it. This monitor records your blood pressure every 15 to 60 minutes of a normal day. The information collected can help you and your doctor see if your blood pressure treatment is working.
ABPM is an absolutely safe procedure but beware not to take shower or splash any water over the machine, to avoid damage the machine or loosen of electrode dots, avoid other investigation such as X-rays, CT or MRI.
ABPM is an easy carry machine, you can have your daily activity as usual, without any influences to your daily life.