Boston, MA EKG Cost Comparison

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An EKG in Boston costs $536 on average when you take the median of the 62 medical providers who perform EKG procedures in Boston, MA. There are 1 different types of EKG provided in Boston, 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 Boston 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 $380 - $1,000 Free Quote

Compare EKG Providers in Boston, MA

Facility City Type
Lahey Clinic Medical Center Burlington Acute Care Hospital
Tufts-new England Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
The Mclean Hospital Corporation Belmont Diagnostic Testing Facility
Faulkner Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Jordan Hospital Plymouth Acute Care Hospital
West Suburban Imaging Center Wellesley Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Nashoba Valley Medical Center Ayer Acute Care Hospital
Merrimack Valley MRI Salem Diagnostic Testing Facility
Children's Hospital Boston Boston Childrens Hospital
Milton Hospital Milton Acute Care Hospital
Longwood MRI Specialists Brookline Diagnostic Testing Facility
Merrimack Imaging North Andover Diagnostic Testing Facility
Boston Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Parkland Medical Center Derry Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Needham Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Medical Boston Acute Care Hospital
Weymouth MRI Weymouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Caritas Holy Family Hospital Methuen Acute Care Hospital
Milton Radiologists Milton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Merrimack Valley Hospital Haverhill Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Norwood Hospital Norwood Acute Care Hospital
Physician Diagnostics South Weymouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Framingham Acute Care Hospital
Portsmouth Regional Hospital Portsmouth Acute Care Hospital
Beverly Hospital Beverly Acute Care Hospital
Quincy Medical Center Quincy Acute Care Hospital
Brockton Hospital Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Franciscan Hospital for Children Boston Childrens Hospital
Lawrence General Hospital Lawrence Acute Care Hospital
Portsmouth Radiological Portsmouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
North Shore Magnetic Imaging Center Peabody Diagnostic Testing Facility
Essex and Optima Medical Imaging Salem Diagnostic Testing Facility
Emerson Hospital Concord Acute Care Hospital
Dana-farber Cancer Institute Boston Acute Care Hospital
Frisbie Memorial Hospital Rochester Acute Care Hospital
South Shore Hospital South Weymouth Acute Care Hospital
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Newton Acute Care Hospital
Marlborough Hospital Marlborough Acute Care Hospital
Pentucket Medical Radiology Haverhill Diagnostic Testing Facility
Derry Imaging Center Derry Diagnostic Testing Facility
Winchester Hospital Winchester Acute Care Hospital
The Cambridge Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Women's Health Imaging Suite Andover Diagnostic Testing Facility
Coolidge Corner Imaging Brookline Diagnostic Testing Facility
Melrose Wakefield Hospital Melrose Acute Care Hospital
The MRI Center of Woburn Woburn Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mount Auburn Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Exeter Hospital Exeter Acute Care Hospital
NSMC Union Hospital Lynn Acute Care Hospital
Anna Jaques Hospital Newburyport Acute Care Hospital
Lowell General Hospital Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Saints Medical Center Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Seacoast Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Plymouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
New England Baptist Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston Acute Care Hospital
Wentworth-douglass Hospital Dover Acute Care Hospital
Metrowest MRI Framingham Diagnostic Testing Facility
Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Carney Hospital Dorchester 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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