CPT® 33736, Under Shunting Procedures on the Heart and Pericardium

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 33736 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Shunting Procedures on the Heart and Pericardium.

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Summary

The provider removes the atrial septum or he intentionally creates an opening in the atrial septum, a wall of tissue separating the right and left atrium of the heart. This is an open heart surgery, meaning that he places the patient on cardiopulmonary bypass to perform this service.

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