Bravo pH monitoring is a capsule-based, patient-friendly test for identifying the presence of acid reflux (GERD). Information is collected over multiple days, which allows the doctor to evaluate reflux symptoms by determining the frequency and duration of acid flowing back up into the esophagus. The test is used to confirm if the patient’s symptoms are caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Bravo pH monitoring is unique because of its catheter-free design. By using a miniature pH capsule attached to the esophagus, pH data from the esophagus can be wirelessly transmitted to a small recorder worn on a shoulder strap or waistband.