Boston, MA Stress Test Cost Comparison

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A Stress Test in Boston costs $1,107 on average when you take the median of the 60 medical providers who perform Stress Test procedures in Boston, MA. The least expensive Stress Test in Boston is $430 for a Pulmonary Tests (Stress Test) while the most expensive Stress Test list price is $1,150 for a Cardiovascular Stress Test. There are 2 different types of Stress Test 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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Procedure Price Range
Cardiovascular Stress Test Cost Average $1,150 - $3,000 Free Quote
Pulmonary Tests (Stress Test) Cost Average $430 - $1,150 Free Quote

Compare Stress Test Providers in Boston, MA

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

Stress Test Patient Preparation

Do not eat or drink for three hours prior to the procedure. This reduces the likelihood of nausea that may accompany strenuous exercise after a heavy meal. If you are a diabetic, make sure you let your doctor know ahead of time so you can get specific instructions regarding your insulin prior to your Stress Test. A good rule of thumb for Insulin Dependent Diabetics is to eat a small meal 4 hours prior to your test and then take your insulin. For Non-Insulin Diabetics, eat a light meal 4 hours prior to your test and then take your oral medication. It is important to monitor your glucose levels prior to the test. Your glucose should be less than 150. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that are suitable for exercise. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, caffeine and other stimulants a few days prior to the test in that they may affect the results of your test. Avoid skin oils and lubricants prior to the test in that it may inhibit the test electrodes from sticking to your skin. Check with your doctor but most likely heart medicines will need to be stopped one or two days prior to the test. Discuss all medications or herbal supplements you are taking prior to the test. Some of these may alter your test results and your physician and the technician should be aware of what you take prior to the test. Bring a list of all your medications with you for review by the facility.

What to expect during and after a Stress Test

A Stress Test is a relatively painless procedure. The only discomfort may be associated with the exercise performed in order to put the heart under stress and possibly the adhesives used to attach the electrical leads, electrodes, to your chest. The exam does not produce electricity, but simply records the electrical activity produced by a patient's heart. The overall preparation and test will take approximately 60 minutes not including waiting time. When the test is ready to be run a technician will bring the EKG machine to the patient and attach the leads onto the patient's chest with small stickers. Prior to starting to exercise, the technician will perform an EKG test to measure your heart rate and blood pressure at rest. Upon completion, you will be asked to run on a treadmill or pedal a stationary bike to increase your heart rate. The EKG test will be on and monitored at regular intervals by the technician during your exercise. It is important to tell the technician if you feel chest, arm, or jaw pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, dizzy, lightheaded, or any other unusual symptoms. You will be asked to exercise until you feel exhausted or for about 10 to 12 minutes.

After the test you will cool down by walking or pedaling slowly for a few minutes. The EKG test will continue to be on to monitor your heart until all levels return to normal. Your EKG results will be interpreted by a trained doctor and then discussed with you directly.

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