Kansas City, KS EKG Cost Comparison

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An EKG in Kansas City costs $741 on average when you take the median of the 44 medical providers who perform EKG procedures in Kansas City, KS. There are 1 different types of EKG provided in Kansas City, 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 Kansas City providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Procedure Price Range
Electrocardiogram Cost Average $550 - $1,400 Free Quote

Compare EKG Providers in Kansas City, KS

Facility City Type
Saint Luke's Hospital Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Menorah Medical Center Overland Park Acute Care Hospital
Olathe Medical Center Olathe Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Cancer Institute Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Imaging for Women Kansas City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Cameron Regional Medical Center Cameron Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's South Overland Park Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph Medical Center Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Diagnostic Imaging Centers Overland Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Miami County Medical Center Paola Acute Care Hospital
St. Luke's Outpatient Imaging Kansas City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lafayette Regional Health Center Lexington Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Truman Medical Center Lakewood Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Overland Park Regional Medical Center Overland Park Acute Care Hospital
Liberty Hospital Liberty Acute Care Hospital
Cass Medical Center Harrisonville Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
North Kansas City Hospital North Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City Childrens Hospital
Excelsior Springs Medical Center Excelsior Springs Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Children's Mercy South Overland Park Childrens Hospital
Regional Imaging Overland Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Cushing Memorial Hospital Leavenworth Acute Care Hospital
Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute Leawood Acute Care Hospital
Research Medical Center Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Saint John Hospital Leavenworth Acute Care Hospital
Saint Mary's Medical Center Blue Springs Acute Care Hospital
Lee's Summit Medical Center Lee's Summit Acute Care Hospital
Diagnostic Imaging Centers Kansas City Diagnostic Testing Facility
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Ray County Memorial Hospital Richmond Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Ransom Memorial Hospital Ottawa Acute Care Hospital
Research Medical Center - Brookside Campus Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's East Lee's Summit Lee's Summit Acute Care Hospital
Providence Medical Center Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill Kansas City Acute Care Hospital
Shawnee Mission Medical Center Shawnee Mission Acute Care Hospital
Medical Imaging Independence Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging Kansas City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Heartland Spine and Specialty Hospital Overland Park Acute Care Hospital
Research Belton Hospital Belton Acute Care Hospital
Bates County Memorial Hospital Butler Acute Care Hospital
Kansas City Imaging Center Kansas City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Luke's Northland Hospital - Smithville Campus Smithville Acute Care Hospital
Leavenworth-Kansas City Imaging Kansas City Diagnostic Testing Facility

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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