CPT® 33237, Under Pacemaker or Implantable Defibrillator Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 33237 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Pacemaker or Implantable Defibrillator Procedures.

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Summary

In this procedure, the provider performs a thoracotomy, to open the chest wall and remove the pacemaker system along with the two electrode leads from the heart surface. She also removes the subcutaneous pacemaker generator, just under the skin in the chest wall. A pacemaker system includes a pacemaker generator, a small battery powered computer like device and lead wires that connect the heart muscle to the pacemaker generator.

 

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