Firstly, has anyone else had one of those 24-hour monitors fitted? How much of a PITA is it? I have to have one on tomorrow and - oh joy - have a job interview later in the day. Will I be going HiIIISsssss thunk all the way through it?
Also, if a person is vv stressed and therefore hypertensive, do the blood pressure drugs have a soothing effect or will they give me tranquilisers instead (nervous face).
The 24 hour monitors probably give a better indicator of average blood pressure and risk-stratify. If you lose the dip in blood pressure over night that makes it more important to lower your average BP. If you do get stressed your BP will tend to go up and down rather than stay up all day and should reduce at night. Would suggest that it may give inaccurate results if your going for a job-interview as an aytpically stressful experience. i would ask for it to be done on more typical day to give useful results.