Clearwater, FL EKG Cost Comparison

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An EKG in Clearwater costs $2,125 on average when you average the List Price of the 59 medical providers who perform EKG procedures in Clearwater, FL.

The cheapest EKG list price in Clearwater is $1,350 for a Heart EKG (Transthoracic - Echocardiogram) while the most expensive EKG list price is $3,100 for a Transesophageal Echocardiography.

There are 4 different types of EKG provided in Clearwater, listed below, and the list price for each is different. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that the list price of a medical procedure is similar to a Manufacturer's "Suggested Retail Price" and if you shop from the Clearwater prviders below you may be able to save money. When you use NewChoiceHealth's Certified Providers, you can save between 40%-60% off List Price. Start shopping today and see what you can save! Get a Free Quote!

Select any of the procedures below to view detailed cost data and provider comparisons.

Procedure Average Cost
Cogenital Heart Defect Test (VSD Test) Cost Average $2,100.00
Electrocardiogram Cost Average $1,950.00
Heart EKG (Transthoracic - Echocardiogram) Cost Average $1,350.00
Transesophageal Echocardiography Cost Average $3,100.00

Compare EKG Providers in Clearwater, FL

Facility City Type
Oak Hill Hospital Brooksville Acute Care Hospital
Edward White Hospital Saint Petersburg Acute Care Hospital
Florida Hospital Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony's Hospital Saint Petersburg Acute Care Hospital
Florida Hospital - Carrollwood Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Tower Diagnostic Center of Brandon Bradon Diagnostic Testing Facility
All Children's Hospital Saint Petersburg Childrens Hospital
Florida Orthopaedic Institute Temple Terrace Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Coast Radiology Palm Harbor Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Florida Imaging Services Brandon Diagnostic Testing Facility
Total Imaging of Sun City Sun City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Bayfront Medical Center Saint Petersburg Acute Care Hospital
University Diagnostic Institute Tampa Diagnostic Testing Facility
Advantage Diagnostics Group Tampa Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Petersburg General Hospital Saint Petersburg Acute Care Hospital
Westcoast Radiology Clearwater Diagnostic Testing Facility
Tampa Bay Imaging Tampa Diagnostic Testing Facility
Tampa General Hospital Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Community Diagnostic of Brandon Brandon Diagnostic Testing Facility
Bayonet Point Imaging Hudson Diagnostic Testing Facility
Spring Hill MRI Spring Hill Diagnostic Testing Facility
Tower Diagnostic Center - Lutz Lutz Diagnostic Testing Facility
Largo Medical Center Largo Acute Care Hospital
South Bay Hospital Sun City Center Acute Care Hospital
Tampa Bay Imaging Pinellas Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital Tarpon Springs Acute Care Hospital
Oak Hill Diagnostic Imaging Brooksville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Zephyrhills Diagnostic Imaging Zephyrhills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Bayfront Health Brooksville Brooksville Acute Care Hospital
St Pete MRI St Petersburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Northside Imaging Center St Petersburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Palm Harbor MRI Palm Harbor Diagnostic Testing Facility
Total Imaging - Parsons Brandon Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Joseph's Hospital Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Mease Dunedin Hospital Dunedin Acute Care Hospital
Bayfront Health Dade City Dade City Acute Care Hospital
Rose Radiology - Stand Up MRI of Tampa Tampa Diagnostic Testing Facility
Nu-best Whiplash Injury Center Palm Harbor Diagnostic Testing Facility
Tower Radiology Center Wesley Chapel Wesley Chapel Diagnostic Testing Facility
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital New Port Richey Acute Care Hospital
Palms of Pasadena Hospital Saint Petersburg Acute Care Hospital
Brandon Regional Hospital Brandon Acute Care Hospital
Sun Coast Hospital Largo Acute Care Hospital
Life Imaging Center Brooksville Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Florida Regional Imaging St Petersburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Northside Hospital Saint Petersburg Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Imaging Concepts Pl Brooksville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Excel Medical Imaging New Port Richey Diagnostic Testing Facility
Tower Radiology Center - Bloomingdale Brandon Diagnostic Testing Facility
Town and Country Hospital Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hospital of Tampa Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Community Hospital New Port Richey Acute Care Hospital
Summit Imaging Brooksville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Hudson Acute Care Hospital
Morton Plant Hospital Clearwater Acute Care Hospital
South Florida Baptist Hospital Plant City Acute Care Hospital
Mease Countryside Hospital Safety Harbor Acute Care Hospital
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Zephyrhills Acute Care Hospital

Electrocardiogram (EKG) Introduction

The electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a noninvasive test that is used to detect underlying heart conditions by measuring the electrical activity of the heart. An EKG is used to determine if there is damage to the heart, if the heart is beating normally, how fast it is beating, the effects of drugs or devices used to control the heart (such as a pacemaker), along with determining the size and position of the heart chambers. The physician may order this test if the patient experiences chest pain, other symptoms or as part of a routine exam in patients over the age of 40. The EKG is a static picture and may not reflect severe underlying heart problems at a time when the patient is not having any symptoms. Other tests that may be alternatives to an EKG or may be used in conjunction with an EKG include an echocardiogram (a sonogram of the heart's pumping action) and a stress test—an EKG that is done in conjunction with treadmill or other supervised exercise to observe the heart's function under stress—may also be performed.

EKG Procedure Patient Preparation

Be sure to inform the physician of all medications being taken, as some can interfere with the test results. Exercising or drinking cold water immediately before an EKG may effect the test results. Unless you are told otherwise, you may follow your regular daily routine and take medications as usual. If a stress test is to be performed, patients are asked not to eat for several hours before the test.

What to expect during and after an EKG

You will be asked to lie down on a table. The healthcare provider will clean several areas on your arms, legs and chest and then attach small patches called electrodes to the areas. It may be necessary to shave or clip some hair so the electrodes have good contact with the skin. The number of electrodes may vary. A small amount of gel is applied to the skin, which allows the electrical impulses of the heart to be more easily transmitted to the EKG leads. An EKG takes about five minutes and is painless. No electricity passes through the body. The electrodes may feel cold when first applied. You need to remain still and you may be asked to hold your breath for short periods during the test. It is important to be relaxed and relatively warm during the procedure, since any movements including shivering can alter the test results. If the EKG is a stress test, you will be exercising or under minimal physical stress to allow monitoring of changes in the heart. In some cases, the areas where the electrodes were applied may become irritated afterward. To avoid skin irritation, thoroughly clean the gel from the electrode sites after removal of the electrodes.

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