Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

Bremo Pharmacy offers a 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring service to help our patients and their providers better understand their blood pressure and health.

What is Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring?

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) measures your blood pressure over a 24-hour period while you are doing your normal daily activities. The device used to measure your blood pressure is BPro by Preventric. Bremo Pharmacy provides the only FDA-cleared wearable medical-wrist device used for 24-hour blood pressure monitoring. It is a non-invasive monitor used to measure blood pressure at predefined time periods through the day and night. The watch is calibrated to each person which will ensure accurate measurements. Since this wrist-type device is cuffless and doesn’t inflate like traditional arm cuffs, you’ll forget that you’re getting your blood pressure measured! This makes wearing the device more comfortable and shouldn’t interfere with your daily activities.


Preventric is incorporating the science from the American Heart Association’s blood pressure management plan with technology and patient-specific data to improve patient health.

To learn a more about the Bpro device, please watch the video below or visit their website.

Why is Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring important?


Your blood pressure changes throughout the day and the blood pressure taken at the doctor’s office may not reflect what is going on throughout the day. ABPM allows you and your doctor to see how your blood pressure changes throughout the day. Here are some other reasons why ABPM is important:

  • It is the preferred method to diagnose high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • It can help your doctor determine if you have true hypertension, white-coat hypertension, masked hypertension, or low blood pressure (hypotension).
    • Masked hypertension: blood pressure measurements that are normal at the doctor’s office, but measurements recorded at home are high.
  • ABPM can help your doctor decide to add or remove medications to manage your blood pressure.


Who should get referred for Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring?

  • If you think you have high blood pressure, but have not been diagnosed
  • If you think you have masked hypertension, white-coat hypertension, or hypotension
    • See “Why is Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring important?” to learn more about these terms.
  • Your at home-blood pressure measurements are inconsistent
  • If you are on medication, but still have high blood pressure


How much does Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring cost with Bremo Pharmacy?

This service costs $75 and includes all of the following:

  • Education with our team on 24-hour blood pressure monitoring
  • Device set up at the pharmacy
  • Retrieval of your results
  • Communication with your referring provider


How do I get started with Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring?

Great news! You do not need a referral from your doctor to receive this service. Contact us at 804-288-8361 ext. 150 to schedule your appointment. At your visit we will do an intake with you and set you up with the monitor. After the 24-hour monitoring period you will return the device back to the pharmacy. When you return the device, a report of your blood pressure over the 24 hour time period along with an interpretation and recommendations will be sent to your provider.

If you have any questions about this service, please feel free to contact us at 804-288-8361 ext. 150



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Health Screenings:

Bpro device video:

BPro device website:

Preventric Press release:

AHA Innovator’s Network Members:

AHA Facts about blood pressure:



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