Important information about home monitoring
Your physician’s reading may sometimes differ from your home readings. This could be related to a phenomenon known as “white coat syndrome”. You should not assume that any one reading taken is your usual blood pressure.
In fact, blood pressure varies constantly throughout the day. Common activities affect your level of heart activity and stress, thereby influencing your blood pressure.
Note: It is important that you take home readings regularly, and that you follow the procedures and precautions mentioned in the instruction manual. Consistently recording/charting your readings, along with regularly consulting a health professional, is an important aspect of your overall blood pressure management program.