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Cardiology Coding Alert

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Know Codes for Emergent NSTEMI Intervention

Question: The emergency department sent an AMI patient (NSTEMI) through to the cath lab within minutes of arrival. The cardiologist used right femoral access. He performed selective angiography of the left coronary system and determined intervention was required for severe LAD lesions causing the NSTEMI. There was a 99 percent stenosis after the fourth diagonal. He positioned a balloon in [...]