An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a small electronic device with a blood pressure cuff attached to it. This pamphlet explains how to use an ambulatory blood pressure monitor for 24 hours (1 day). It also provides info on where to return the monitor when you are done. Contact info is provided if you have questions.
Your heart pumps blood around your body through blood vessels called arteries. Blood pressure is the force of blood on the walls of your arteries as it moves. This pamphlet explains what high blood pressure is, how it is is measured, and treatment.
This pamphlet describes how to take your blood pressure at home. Topics include: advantages of monitoring your blood pressure at home, things to consider when buying a blood pressure monitor, how to measure, ideal blood pressure numbers at home, as well as a diagram showing the right way to take your blood pressure. The French version of this pamphlet 2197, "Surveiller la tension artérielle à la maison," is also available.
Ce dépliant porte sur le suivi et la surveillance de la tension (pression) artérielle à la maison. Il décrit les avantages de la surveiller à la maison, les choses à considérer quand on achète tensiomètre (appareil de mesure de la tension), comment mesurer la tension artérielle et les valeurs cibles à la maison. Il comprend aussi une illustration qui montre comment mesurer la tension artérielle.This pamphlet describes how to take your blood pressure at home. Topics include: advantages of monit…