San Antonio, TX Stress Test Cost Comparison

San Antonio Stress Test Facility & Pricing Introduction

There are 31 healthcare providers who offer Stress Test procedures in San Antonio. The cheapest list price of an Stress Test in San Antonio is $600.00 while the highest price is $6,100.00. There are 2 different types of Stress Test provided in San Antonio and the pricing is different for each. Shop from the providers below and see how much money you can save.

San Antonio Stress Test Procedures & Cost Averages

Cardiovascular Stress Test Cost Average $3,900.00
Pulmonary Tests (Stress Test) Cost Average $1,050.00
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San Antonio Stress Test Facilities

Facility City Type Procedures Last Year
Texsan Heart Hospital San Antonio Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Synergy Advanced Imaging New Braunfels Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
South Texas MRI San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
Radiology Association San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
The Imaging Center at Stone Oak San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
Baptist Medical Center San Antonio Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Medina Community Hospital Hondo Critical Access (Rural) Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Alamo City MRI San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital San Antonio Childrens Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
MRI Central San Antonio San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
Ridge Partners - Bulverde MRI and Diagnostic Bulverde Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
South Texas Radiology Imaging Centers San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
Virtual Radiologic Professionals of Texas San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
Southwest Diagnostic San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
San Antonio Diagnostic Imaging San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote

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Facility City Type Procedures Last Year
Christus Santa Rosa Hospital - City Centre San Antonio Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Physicians Stand Up MRI San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
San Antonio Diagnostic Imaging San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
South Texas Regional Medical Center Jourdanton Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Southwest General Hospital San Antonio Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Advanced Medical Imaging San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
South Texas Radiology Group San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
Concord Imaging at the Quarry San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
Mckenna Memorial Hospital New Braunfels Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Bexar Imaging Center San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
Stone Oak MRI San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
Concord Imaging San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
Guadalupe Valley Hospital Seguin Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Methodist Hospital San Antonio Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
University Hospital San Antonio Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Central San Antonio Imaging San Antonio Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote

Stress Test Patient Preparation

Do not eat or drink for three hours prior to the procedure. This reduces the likelihood of nausea that may accompany strenuous exercise after a heavy meal. If you are a diabetic, make sure you let your doctor know ahead of time so you can get specific instructions regarding your insulin prior to your Stress Test. A good rule of thumb for Insulin Dependent Diabetics is to eat a small meal 4 hours prior to your test and then take your insulin. For Non-Insulin Diabetics, eat a light meal 4 hours prior to your test and then take your oral medication. It is important to monitor your glucose levels prior to the test. Your glucose should be less than 150. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that are suitable for exercise. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, caffeine and other stimulants a few days prior to the test in that they may affect the results of your test. Avoid skin oils and lubricants prior to the test in that it may inhibit the test electrodes from sticking to your skin. Check with your doctor but most likely heart medicines will need to be stopped one or two days prior to the test. Discuss all medications or herbal supplements you are taking prior to the test. Some of these may alter your test results and your physician and the technician should be aware of what you take prior to the test. Bring a list of all your medications with you for review by the facility.

What to expect during and after a Stress Test

A Stress Test is a relatively painless procedure. The only discomfort may be associated with the exercise performed in order to put the heart under stress and possibly the adhesives used to attach the electrical leads, electrodes, to your chest. The exam does not produce electricity, but simply records the electrical activity produced by a patient's heart. The overall preparation and test will take approximately 60 minutes not including waiting time. When the test is ready to be run a technician will bring the EKG machine to the patient and attach the leads onto the patient's chest with small stickers. Prior to starting to exercise, the technician will perform an EKG test to measure your heart rate and blood pressure at rest. Upon completion, you will be asked to run on a treadmill or pedal a stationary bike to increase your heart rate. The EKG test will be on and monitored at regular intervals by the technician during your exercise. It is important to tell the technician if you feel chest, arm, or jaw pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, dizzy, lightheaded, or any other unusual symptoms. You will be asked to exercise until you feel exhausted or for about 10 to 12 minutes.

After the test you will cool down by walking or pedaling slowly for a few minutes. The EKG test will continue to be on to monitor your heart until all levels return to normal. Your EKG results will be interpreted by a trained doctor and then discussed with you directly.

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