Aug 2008: dabl launches system for 24-hour blood pressure measurement in pharmacies >


dabl is pleased to announce the launch of dabl ABPM Pharmacy, a system specifically designed for 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement (ABPM) in a pharmacy setting. This unique product offers the pharmacy the opportunity to broaden onsite health services, increase revenue stream and provide a platform to offer information and education to their customers on the importance of blood pressure control and management.

24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement, popularly known as 24-hr ABPM, is a non invasive investigation that measures blood pressure over a 24-hour period.

Pharmacist using dabl ABPM Pharmacy

Medical research now shows that relying solely on the one-off (clinical) blood pressure is grossly outdated and can be unreliable. Research has shown that when the conventional method of BP is used, i.e. only one or two measurements, white coat hypertension is present in approximately 20% of the population and masked hypertension is present in 10% of people. It follows that hypertension is being misdiagnosed in as many as a third of all patients attending for routine BP measurements. Research also places a high degree of importance on night-time blood pressure, the most important predictor of stroke and heart-attack which only 24-hour ABPM can evaluate.

There is a great need to turn our attention to the accurate diagnosis and management of hypertension so as to obtain control of BP. For this reason dabl ABPM Pharmacy was developed so that this important investigation could be performed in a pharmacy setting.

The Pharmacist or Technician fits a small monitor to the customer’s belt which is connected to a cuff on their arm. This device will record blood pressure for a 24-hour period. After that period, the patient will return to the pharmacy where the Pharmacist or Technician will download the data into the dabl ABPM Pharmacy online system which instantly generates a one page report which will include all the information necessary for their doctor to make an accurate diagnosis: interpretation of the readings collected, an easy to understand graph, main statistics and patient diary information. The patient will then be advised to bring the report to their doctor for the final diagnosis.

Please click here to view the dabl ABPM Pharmacy brochure. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us by email or call +353 1 2780247.