Blood Pressure Monitoring uses a small digital blood pressure machine that is attached to a belt around your body and which is connected to a cuff around your upper arm. It is small enough that you can go about your normal daily life and even sleep with it on.

By measuring your blood pressure at regular intervals over 24 hours, your doctor is able to get clear pictures of how your blood pressure changes throughout the day. There are a number of reasons why your doctor might suggest this test. The doctor may want to measure your blood pressure in the clinic and at home. Another advantage of this device is that it allows the doctor to see how well your medicines are working, to make sure they are controlling your blood pressure through the day. They may also want to see if your blood pressure stays high at night. If this is the case, they may need to change or adjust your medicines.

The doctor reads the recorded activities and analyzes Holter results. Depending on the test results, more tests may be needed before making a conclusive diagnosis.

Holter results may indicate that the drug has not worked well, or in case of taking medicine for the treatment of arrhythmia, its dosage may need to be changed.

This device is especially useful in detecting irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia) that are painless and asymptomatic to the person.

Using a Holter monitor is painless and one of the best ways to diagnose possible heart problems or other disorders.