Washington, DC EKG Cost Comparison

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An EKG in Washington costs $570 on average when you take the median of the 60 medical providers who perform EKG procedures in Washington, DC. There are 1 different types of EKG provided in Washington, 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 Washington 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 $410 - $1,050 Free Quote

Compare EKG Providers in Washington, DC

Facility City Type
Pratt Medical Center Fredericksburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Capital Imaging Bethesda Diagnostic Testing Facility
Open MRI of Germantown Germantown Diagnostic Testing Facility
Clinical Radiologists Medical Imaging Silver Spring Diagnostic Testing Facility
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Fairfax Acute Care Hospital
Prince William Hospital Manassas Acute Care Hospital
Suburban Hospital Bethesda Acute Care Hospital
Greater Southeast Community Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Doctors Community Hospital Lanham Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Hospital Center Arlington Acute Care Hospital
George Washington University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Washington Hospital Center Washington Acute Care Hospital
Medical Imaging of North Stafford Stafford Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Hsc Pediatric Center Washington Childrens Hospital
Nih Clinical Center Bethesda Acute Care Hospital
Korsower and Pion Radiology Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Silver Spring Radiology Silver Spring Diagnostic Testing Facility
Providence Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Mary Washington Hospital Fredericksburg Acute Care Hospital
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Rockville Acute Care Hospital
Riverdale Radiology Riverdale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Wide Open MRI Frederick Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fair Oaks Imaging Center Fairfax Diagnostic Testing Facility
Inova Alexandria Hospital Alexandria Acute Care Hospital
Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg Fredericksburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fort Washington Medical Center Fort Washington Acute Care Hospital
Warren Memorial Hospital Front Royal Acute Care Hospital
Washington Adventist Hospital Takoma Park Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Ranson Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church Acute Care Hospital
Open MRI of Frederick Frederick Diagnostic Testing Facility
Georgetown University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Civista Medical Center La Plata Acute Care Hospital
Children's National Medical Center Washington Childrens Hospital
United Radiology Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Eagleeye Radiology Reston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sibley Memorial Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Physician Imaging of Washington Hospital Center Hyattsville Diagnostic Testing Facility
South Potomac Bone Assessment Center Washington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Laurel Diagnostic Imaging, Drs. Branda and Greyson Laurel Diagnostic Testing Facility
Frederick Memorial Hospital Frederick Acute Care Hospital
Medical Imaging at Lee's Hill Fredericksburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Woodbridge CT Woodbridge Diagnostic Testing Facility
Reston Hospital Center Reston Acute Care Hospital
Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring Acute Care Hospital
MRI of Maryland Clinton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Southern Maryland Hospital Clinton Acute Care Hospital
Montgomery General Hospital Olney Acute Care Hospital
Howard University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Anne Arundel Diagnostics Bowie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Calvert Memorial Hospital Prince Frederick Acute Care Hospital
Inova Loudoun Hospital Leesburg Acute Care Hospital
United Radiology Greenbelt Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fauquier Hospital Warrenton Acute Care Hospital
Loudoun Imaging Center Ashburn Diagnostic Testing Facility
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Alexandria Acute Care Hospital
Potomac Hospital Woodbridge Acute Care Hospital
Prince George's Hospital Center Cheverly Acute Care Hospital
Rockville Open MRI Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Laurel Regional Hospital Laurel 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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