Minneapolis, MN EKG Cost Comparison

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An EKG in Minneapolis costs $594 on average when you take the median of the 50 medical providers who perform EKG procedures in Minneapolis, MN. There are 1 different types of EKG provided in Minneapolis, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Minneapolis providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Electrocardiogram Cost Average $430 - $1,100 Free Quote

Compare EKG Providers in Minneapolis, MN

Facility City Type
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Mendota Heights Diagnostic Testing Facility
Regina Medical Center Hastings Acute Care Hospital
Center for Diagnostic Imaging St Louis Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Joseph's Hospital Saint Paul Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Head and Neck Imaging Maple Grove Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mercy Hospital Coon Rapids Acute Care Hospital
Lakeview Hospital Stillwater Acute Care Hospital
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Eden Prairie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Buffalo Hospital Buffalo Acute Care Hospital
Regions Hospital Saint Paul Acute Care Hospital
Healtheast Medical Imaging Vadnais Heights Diagnostic Testing Facility
Axis Medical Center Minneapolis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Minneapolis Radiology - Imaging Center of Maple Grove Maple Grove Diagnostic Testing Facility
Monticello-big Lake Hospital Monticello Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Cambridge Medical Center Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
North Memorial Medical Center Robbinsdale Acute Care Hospital
Saint Francis Regional Medical Center Shakopee Acute Care Hospital
Unity Hospital Fridley Acute Care Hospital
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Coon Rapids Diagnostic Testing Facility
United Hospital Saint Paul Acute Care Hospital
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Saint Paul Childrens Hospital
Queen of Peace Hospital New Prague Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Saint John's Hospital Maplewood Acute Care Hospital
Abbott Northwestern Hospital Minneapolis Acute Care Hospital
Phillips Eye Institute Minneapolis Acute Care Hospital
Summit Orthopedics Saint Paul Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fairview Ridges Hospital Burnsville Acute Care Hospital
Baldwin Area Medical Center Baldwin Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Maple Grove Diagnostic Testing Facility
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Burnsville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Suma MRI Golden Valley Diagnostic Testing Facility
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Minneapolis Acute Care Hospital
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Woodbury Diagnostic Testing Facility
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Minneapolis Childrens Hospital
Suburban Imaging Bloomington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Methodist Hospital Saint Louis Park Acute Care Hospital
Minneapolis Radiology - OpenSided MRI - Plymouth Plymouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Maplewood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Advanced Head and Neck Imaging Roseville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center Wyoming Acute Care Hospital
Fairview Southdale Hospital Edina Acute Care Hospital
Hudson Hospital Hudson Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
River Falls Area Hospital River Falls Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Minneapolis Orthopaedics Minneapolis Diagnostic Testing Facility
St. Paul Radiology Saint Paul Diagnostic Testing Facility
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Eden Prairie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ridgeview Medical Center Waconia Acute Care Hospital
Woodwinds Health Campus Woodbury Acute Care Hospital
Hennepin County Medical Center Minneapolis Acute Care Hospital
Westfields Hospital New Richmond Critical Access (Rural) 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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