Echocardiograms are able to detect blood clots, pressure inside the heart, heart size and blood flow, among other thingsYou will spend significantly less on an echocardiogram if you carry health insurance. CHFpatientscom states that in 99 percent 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 $500 and $1,000 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 CHFpatientscom, there is no accepted standard for interpreting results, and a single echocardiogram may yield contrasting conclusions depending on the interpreter.