Denver, CO EKG Cost Comparison

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An EKG in Denver costs $702 on average when you take the median of the 26 medical providers who perform EKG procedures in Denver, CO. There are 1 different types of EKG provided in Denver, 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 Denver 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 $500 - $1,300 Free Quote

Compare EKG Providers in Denver, CO

Facility City Type
Health Images at Castle Rock Castle Rock Diagnostic Testing Facility
Colorado Heart and Body Imaging Denver Diagnostic Testing Facility
North Denver Integrated Imaging Thornton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Rose Medical Center Denver Acute Care Hospital
Denver Integrated Imaging South Englewood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Parker Adventist Hospital Parker Acute Care Hospital
National Jewish Medical and Research Center Denver Acute Care Hospital
Medical Imaging of Colorado Englewood Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Children's Hospital Denver Childrens Hospital
North Suburban Medical Center Thornton Acute Care Hospital
University of Colorado Hospital Aurora Acute Care Hospital
Littleton Adventist Hospital Littleton Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony Central Hospital Denver Acute Care Hospital
Swedish Medical Center Englewood Acute Care Hospital
Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center Denver Acute Care Hospital
Sky Ridge Medical Center Lone Tree Acute Care Hospital
Diversified Radiology of Colorado Denver Diagnostic Testing Facility
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital Denver Acute Care Hospital
Platte Valley Medical Center Brighton Acute Care Hospital
Denver Health Medical Center Denver Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony North Hospital Westminster Acute Care Hospital
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Wheat Ridge Acute Care Hospital
DMSO Company Broomfield Diagnostic Testing Facility
Park Meadows Imaging Lone Tree Diagnostic Testing Facility
Porter Adventist Hospital Denver Acute Care Hospital
The Medical Center of Aurora Aurora 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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