St. Louis, MO EKG Cost Comparison

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An EKG in St. Louis costs $611 on average when you take the median of the 58 medical providers who perform EKG procedures in St. Louis, MO. There are 1 different types of EKG provided in St. Louis, 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 St. Louis 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 $440 - $1,150 Free Quote

Compare EKG Providers in St. Louis, MO

Facility City Type
Twin Rivers MRI Alton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Southwest Medical Center - Radiology Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
St. Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Creve Coeur Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ranken Jordan Maryland Heights Childrens Hospital
Gateway Regional Medical Center Granite City Acute Care Hospital
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging St Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
SSM Saint Joseph Hospital West Lake Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Crystal City Acute Care Hospital
Des Peres Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Forest Park Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish West County Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Big Bend Imaging Kirkwood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Saint Louis Saint Louis Childrens Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Highland Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Saint Anthony's Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Alton Memorial Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Greenville Regional Hospital Greenville Acute Care Hospital
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Ofallon Diagnostic Testing Facility
Metro Imaging Creve Coeur Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lincoln County Medical Center Troy Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Christian Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Washington County Memorial Hospital Potosi Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Saint Alexius Hospital - Jefferson Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Imaging Partners of Missouri Chesterfield Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ssm Saint Joseph Health Center Saint Charles Acute Care Hospital
Saint Alexius Hospital - Broadway Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Frontenac Diagnostic Testing Facility
Northwest Healthcare Florissant Acute Care Hospital
Berland Diagnostic Imaging Center of Creve Coeur St Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
SSM Saint Joseph Health Center - Wentzville Wentzville Acute Care Hospital
Missouri Baptist Hospital - Sullivan Sullivan Acute Care Hospital
Mid-america Imaging O Fallon Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Louis Children's Hospital Saint Louis Childrens Hospital
Saint Luke's Hospital Chesterfield Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Breese Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish Saint Peters Hospital Saint Peters Acute Care Hospital
Professional Imaging Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint John's Mercy Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Community Memorial Hospital Staunton Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Carlinville Area Hospital Carlinville Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Watson Imaging Center St. Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Barnes-jewish Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony's Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Sullivan Open MRI Sullivan Diagnostic Testing Facility
SSM Depaul Health Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint John's Mercy Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Touchette Regional Hospital Centreville Acute Care Hospital
Saint Louis University Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital East Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Des Peres Square Imaging Center Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Elizabeth's Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Jersey Community Hospital Jerseyville Acute Care Hospital
SSM Saint Mary's Health Center Richmond Heights Acute Care Hospital
Anderson Hospital Maryville Acute Care Hospital
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Chesterfield Diagnostic Testing Facility
South County Open MRI Saint Louis 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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