Portland, OR EKG Cost Comparison

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An EKG in Portland costs $534 on average when you take the median of the 25 medical providers who perform EKG procedures in Portland, OR. There are 1 different types of EKG provided in Portland, 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 Portland 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 Portland, OR

Facility City Type
Southwest Imaging Centers Vancouver Diagnostic Testing Facility
Legacy Meridian Park Hospital Tualatin Acute Care Hospital
Mt. Scott Diagnostic Imaging Happy Valley Diagnostic Testing Facility
Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital Vancouver Acute Care Hospital
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center Gresham Acute Care Hospital
Mountainview MRI Gresham Diagnostic Testing Facility
Oregon Health and Science University Hospital Portland Acute Care Hospital
Providence Portland Medical Center Portland Acute Care Hospital
Bridgeport MRI Tigard Diagnostic Testing Facility
Willamette Valley Medical Center Mcminnville Acute Care Hospital
Willamette Falls Hospital Oregon City Acute Care Hospital
Adventist Medical Center Portland Acute Care Hospital
Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center Portland Acute Care Hospital
Providence Milwaukie Hospital Milwaukie Acute Care Hospital
Epic Imaging East Portland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center Clackamas Acute Care Hospital
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center Portland Acute Care Hospital
East Portland Imaging Center , Epic Imaging West Beaverton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center Portland Acute Care Hospital
Body Imaging Radiology Beaverton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Legacy Imaging St Helens Saint Helens Diagnostic Testing Facility
Tuality Community Hospital Hillsboro Acute Care Hospital
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Vancouver Acute Care Hospital
Vancouver Radiologists Vancouver Diagnostic Testing Facility
Providence Newberg Hospital Newberg 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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