An echocardiogram is a medical procedure performed by technicians who use a machine to take an ultrasound of your heart. People who have heart problems are strong candidates for echocardiograms.
Echocardiograms are able to detect blood clots, pressure inside the heart, heart size and blood flow, among other things.You will spend significantly less on an echocardiogram if you carry health insurance. CHFpatients.com states that in 99 per cent of echocardiograms costs are completely covered by health insurance.
If for some reason your insurance company does not cover the cost of your echocardiogram, expect to pay between £325 and £650 for the procedure. This cost varies due to your location and the setting of where you are having the test done---in a hospital or in an outpatient clinic.
Echocardiogram results are not always completely accurate. According to CHFpatients.com, there is no accepted standard for interpreting results, and a single echocardiogram may yield contrasting conclusions depending on the interpreter.