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Open Heart Surgery, Heart Care Surgery questions about St Louis, United States

In the United States, any type of cardiac surgery or procedure can be relatively pricey. In the U.S., pacemakers or ICDs may cost between $15,000 and $50,000, not including doctor's fees, hospitalization, lab work, and most imaging and diagnostic testing. In the U.S., the cost of a pacemaker or ICD device itself generally runs around $10,000...

An echocardiogram may cost anywhere from $200 to $600 to $1,450 in the United States, though individuals utilizing a Holter monitor may pay more.  Costs of an echocardiogram may differ depending on whether or not Doppler color flow velocity mapping or Doppler pulsed wave/continuous wave with spectral analysis is utilized. ...

The cost of an AICD procedure depends on the model used, surgeons fees, and location of the hospital.  Some AICDs can cost up to $40,000, again depending on location and model. In most cases, implantation of an AICD in the U.S. averages between $30,000 and $40,000. This cost may or may not include surgeon's fees, anesthesiology, and ope...

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