Cincinnati, OH Stress Test Cost Comparison

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A Stress Test in Cincinnati costs $845 on average when you take the median of the 28 medical providers who perform Stress Test procedures in Cincinnati, OH. The least expensive Stress Test in Cincinnati is $260 for a Pulmonary Tests (Stress Test) while the most expensive Stress Test list price is $950 for a Cardiovascular Stress Test. There are 2 different types of Stress Test provided in Cincinnati, 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 Cincinnati 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 $950 - $2,475 Free Quote
Pulmonary Tests (Stress Test) Cost Average $260 - $675 Free Quote

Compare Stress Test Providers in Cincinnati, OH

Facility City Type
Professional Radiology Cincinnati Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mercy Hospital Anderson Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center - South Unit Edgewood Acute Care Hospital
Professional Radiology Hamilton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mercy Hospital Mount Airy Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
St. Elizabeth Imaging Center Hebron Diagnostic Testing Facility
University Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Hospital Fairfield Fairfield Acute Care Hospital
Jewish Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Brown County General Hospital Georgetown Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Hospital Western Hills Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Middletown Regional Hospital Middletown Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke Hospital West Florence Acute Care Hospital
Christ Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Evendale Imaging Center Cincinnati Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center - Grant County Unit Williamstown Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Convalescent Hospital for Children Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
St. Elizabeth Imaging Center Edgewood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mercy Hospital Clermont Batavia Acute Care Hospital
Bethesda North Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke Hospital East Fort Thomas Acute Care Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Mccullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Oxford Acute Care Hospital
Deaconess Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Dearborn County Hospital Lawrenceburg Acute Care Hospital
Proscan Womens Imaging Center Cincinnati Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fort Hamilton Hospital Hamilton Acute Care Hospital
Butler County Ancillary Services Hamilton 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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