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How is a BRAVO device used during an esophageal pH test?

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A device known as BRAVO may make monitoring the pH level easier. Instead of having to have a tube placed down your nose for 24 hours, your doctor will place a disposable capsule into the esophagus using an endoscope. The capsule then wirelessly transmits information about esophageal acid activity to a receiver worn around the waist for 48 hours.

From: The Esophagus and pH Testing WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The National Institutes of Health.
 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

SOURCES: The National Institutes of Health.
 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

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