Wireless esophageal pH monitoring
Wireless esophageal pH monitoring involves the temporary attachment of a small, capsular device to the distal esophagus. This capsule contains a miniaturized pH electrode and broadcasting system that enables measurement of esophageal pH and transmission of pH data to an external data recorder. Records of esophageal pH are subsequently downloaded to a computer for analysis. The goal of this procedure is to assess esophageal exposure to gastric acid and determine if the patient has gastroesophageal reflux disease or a related disorder.
- Monitoring, Ambulatory
- Gastroesophageal Reflux