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double-layered membrane surrounding the heart
relaxation.....what is the relaxation phase of the heart beat?
arteries carry the oxygenated blood?
to all parts of the body away from the heart
left side of (heart)
is the oxygenated side of the heart
right side of (heart)
is the poor oxygen side of the heart
an instrument for indirect measurement of blood pressure
doppler ultrasound
sound waves measure movement of blood flow
this bluish discoloration of the skin indicates diminished oxygen content of the blood
arteriovenous fistula
direct communication between an artery and vein
local anesthesia, introduction of needle or catheter, injection of contrast media, pre injection care related to procedure, post injection are related to procedure
bundled into the vascular injections are the following items
33430, 33530
dr moon replaced freds mitral valve (second time) the surgery was completed using cardiopulmonary bypass, what is the codes?
pulmonary artery stenosis, ventricular septal defect, shift of the aorta to the right hypertrophy of the right ventricle
name several defects of tetralogy of fallout
holter monitoring
what is used to detect cardiac arythmias? an ecg device is worn during a 24 hr period
mitral valve
what valve is located between the (L) atrium and the (L) ventricle?
where does the carotid artery supply blood?
head and neck
what is the systemic circulation?
flow of blood from the body tissue to the heart and then from the heart back to body tissues
saturated fats
(animal origin) such as milk, butter, and meats increase cholesterol in the blood
Through what veins does oxygen poor blood enter the hear?t
vena cavae
polyunsaturated fats
(vegetable origin) such as corn and safflour oil, decreases cholesterol in the blood
what is the contraction phase of the heart beat/
what is the hearts natural pacemaker?
sinoatrial node (SA Node)
what are the valves of the heart designed for?
they prvent the backflow of blood and keep the blood moving in one direction
tetralogy of fallot
a congenital malformation of the heart involving four distinct defects
vibration felt on torching the body over an area of turmoil in blood flow (as a blocked artery)
beta blocker
drugs used to treat angina, hypertension, and arrhythmias they block the action of epinephrine at resepter sites on cells
a nitrate drug used in the treatment of angina
an abnormal blowing or swishing sound heard during asucultation of an artery or organ
ven/o ven/i
the restoration of the hearts normal sinus rythm through an electric shock delivered by a defibrillator
extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
blood leaves the body enters the heart-lung machine where it is oxygenated and then returns to a blood vessel to circulate through the bloodstream
modifier 26
professional component
a procedure to remove fluid from the pericardial space
what is the study of the electrical system of the heart?
what artery carries oxygen poor blood from the heart to the lungs
pulmonary arteries
vascular injections bundles do not include the following items
catheter, drugs, contrast
what are devices that are inserted into the body to electrically shock the heart into regular rhythm
pacemaker, cardioverter- defibrillator
yellowish plaque fatty substance
invasive cardiology
what is entering the body breaking the skin, to make a correction or for examination
code to the farthest extent of the vascular family, then code any additional services by using an add on code
what you do when coding the vascular family using the initial code
this section is the codes for electrophysiology tests
medicine section
three things about service provided to correctly code the pacemaker
where eletrode (lead) is placed, placement, replacement or repair, the approach
a thrombus
what is a blood clot that occludes or shuts off a vessel
samples of cardiac dysrhythmia
bradycardia and heart block, flutter, and fibrilation
modifier 78
used when pt returns to OR FOR REPOSITIONING, REPLACEMENT of pacemaker
pulmonary arteries
the artery that carries oxygen poor blood from the heart to the lung
when reporting cardiology services, use codes from what sections of code book
surgery, medicine, and radiology
non invasive services for diagnostic purposes
non invasive services and procedures
to choose the correct cardiology code, first determine
whether the procedure or service was invasive or noninvasive
electrocardiograms, echocardiography and vascular studies, what is this an example of
noninvasive services
what is the first step in selecting the correct cardiovascular surgical code
the location of the procedure, coronary or noncoronary
the code for the angiography comes from
the radiology section
patients with pacemaker is seen by physician within the 90-day follow up, can this be billed, what modifier would be used
yes and modifier 24
the removal of a tumor from the heart, chest opened, ribs spread apart, the heart fully exposed to the view of the surgeon, tumor removed, what is this an example of
invasive cardiac procedure
an emboius
a mass of undissolved matter that is present in blood and is transported by the blood