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when to code coronary artery dissection

SuperCoder Posted Fri 01st of March, 2013 01:53:59 AM

when would you code a coronary artery dissection

SuperCoder Posted Fri 01st of March, 2013 01:55:16 AM

"414.12"

SuperCoder Answered Fri 01st of March, 2013 21:41:04 PM

"Dissection of Coronary Artery"

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare occurrence and can often go unrecognized. It is most often diagnosed at autopsy. Fewer than 100 patients with this condition have been described. Coronary artery dissection is more often seen as a complication of cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, ascending aortic dissection, or coronary bypass surgery."

If the dissection was a complication of a procedure, then it seems that 998.2 would cover that. The 414.12 seems to be for spontaneous dissection only

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