CPT® 33768, Under Shunting Procedures on the Heart and Pericardium

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 33768 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

During a separate cardiac anomaly correction procedure, the provider surgically creates a shunt between the left superior vena cava and the left pulmonary artery. The aim of this procedure is to completely divert the deoxygenated blood to the lungs so as to reduce the work of the heart.

 

 

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