1st Aug 2012, 22:14
I have an ectopic heartbeat and am in the process of an airline interview and they've ask for a few tests. Holter, stress test and echo cardiogram.
I'm on holidays in the USA and the quotes I'm getting are insane ie $4k each. Does anyone know where I can get them done cheaper or will I have to fly back to Australia?
2nd Aug 2012, 04:05
If you can locate a nearby FAA AME, he might have a cardiology colleague who would cut you a better rate, since you'd be paying cash.
Try to make the contacts in person, rather than through the staff.
Are you anywhere near Canada?
8th Aug 2012, 23:26
Unfortunately, those three exams are kind of unavoidably expensive. The Holter not so much, but the others require skilled personnel and expensive machinery, as well as a radiologist to view the results. That tends to make things add up quickly.
If you could shop around and try to find a hospital based clinic, rather than a private practice, that should save you some cash. Hospital based practices must be not-for-profit to accept government funds.
What sort of ectopic heartbeat do you have?