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vena cavae

largest vein in the body


surgical puncture to remove fluid from the pericardium

valves of the heart

mitral, pulmonary, tricuspid

types of noninvasive test

echocardiography, cardiography

angiography codes located where

radiology section

cardiovascular system subsection

contains diagnostic and thereapeutic procedure codes that are divided on the basis of whether the procedure was performed on the heart/pericardium or on arteries/veins

entering the body to make a correction


what is embolus

clot or other substance that travels to a distant location and suddenly block a blood vessel

natural pacemaker


coding for selective catheter placement how is it done

rport fullest extension within the vascular family

procedure where needle is used to withdraw fluid, leaving catheter in place to continue drainage


what section of CPT would you use for cardiovascular

surgery, medicine, radiology

device that is inserted to electrically shock heart

pacemaker or pacing cardioverter-defibrillator

pacemaker insertion codes


contraction phase of heartbeat


example of cardiac dysrhythmia

problems with conduction or electrical conduction of the heart

how is ambulatory blood pressure monitored

conducted over a 24 hour period by means of a portable device worn by the patient or with a sphygmometer

pacemaker insertion has how many global period day


catheterization performed on coronary arteries, which section would you find the codes

medicine/cardiovascular; cardiac catheterization

carotid arteries supply blood to what

head and neck

oxygen poor blood from the heart to the lungs is carried by which artery

pulmonary artery

vascular injection what is not bundled

catheter, drugs, contrast media

device used to detect cardiac arrhythmias

implantabel cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)

pathway of blood from the ehart to the tissue capillaries and back to the heart is

systemic circulation

modifier you would append to the physician component of a cardiac catheterization procedure if the catheterization laboratory is hospital bases



fibrous and membranous sac, surrounds the heart


echoes generated by high-frequency sound waves produce images of the heart

heart valve located between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart

mitral valve

tetralogy of Fallot

congenital malformation of the heart involving 4 distinct defects

what is diastole


tissue lacking oxygen often exhibit a blue color called



instrument used to measure blood pressure

combining form for vein


combing for for chest


combing for yellowish plaque


doppler ultrasound

sound waves measure movement of blood flow


nitrate drug used in treatment of angina

polyunsaturated fats

decrease blood cholesterol


abnormal blowing or swishing sound heard during auscultation of an artery or organ

intracoronary brachytherapy

use of radioactive substances as a therapy for in-stent restenosis of a coronary vessel

extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

technique used by machine to divert blood from the heart and lungs while the heart is repaired

beta blocker

block actionof epinephrine at receptor sites, slowing the heartbeat and reducing the workload on the heart

arteriovenous fistula

communication between an artery and vein


vibration felt on touching the body over an area of turmoil in blood flow

cardiac tamponade

pressure on the heart caused by fluid in the pericardial space


brief discharge of electricity, applied across the chest to stop arrhythmias

saturated fats

increase cholesterol in the blood

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