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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
what is embolus
clot or other substance that travels to a distant location and suddenly block a blood vessel
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
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
catheterization performed on coronary arteries, which section would you find the codes
medicine/cardiovascular; cardiac catheterization
pathway of blood from the ehart to the tissue capillaries and back to the heart is
modifier you would append to the physician component of a cardiac catheterization procedure if the catheterization laboratory is hospital bases
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
block actionof epinephrine at receptor sites, slowing the heartbeat and reducing the workload on the heart
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