Cleveland, OH EKG Cost Comparison

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An EKG in Cleveland costs $497 on average when you take the median of the 32 medical providers who perform EKG procedures in Cleveland, OH. There are 1 different types of EKG provided in Cleveland, 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 Cleveland 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 $360 - $925 Free Quote

Compare EKG Providers in Cleveland, OH

Facility City Type
EMH Regional Medical Center Elyria Acute Care Hospital
University Hospitals Case Medical Center Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Saint Vincent Charity Hospital Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Cchs Westlake Imaging Center Westlake Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medina General Hospital Medina Acute Care Hospital
Westside Imaging Center Brook Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lakewood Hospital Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
The Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Cleveland Childrens Hospital
Euclid Hospital Euclid Acute Care Hospital
Parma Community General Hospital Parma Acute Care Hospital
Lakeeast Hospital Painesville Acute Care Hospital
Saint John West Shore Hospital Westlake Acute Care Hospital
Marymount Hospital Garfield Heights Acute Care Hospital
Wadsworth-rittman Hospital Wadsworth Acute Care Hospital
Lodi Community Hospital Lodi Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Advantage Diagnostics Painesville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lodi Community Hospital - Radiology and Imaging Services Lodi Diagnostic Testing Facility
University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center Bedford Acute Care Hospital
Southwest General Health Center Middleburg Heights Acute Care Hospital
Allen Medical Center Oberlin Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Severance Radiology Services Cleveland Heights Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lutheran Hospital Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Hillcrest Hospital Mayfield Heights Acute Care Hospital
University Suburban Health Center South Euclid Medical Center
Community Health Partners Regional Medical Center Lorain Acute Care Hospital
Fairview Hospital Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center Richmond Heights Acute Care Hospital
Metrohealth Medical Center Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
University Hospitals Geauga Regional Hospital Chardon Acute Care Hospital
The Hospital for Orthopaedic and Specialty Services Amherst Acute Care Hospital
South Pointe Hospital Warrensville Heights 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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