CPT® 33989, Under Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation or Extracorporeal Life Support Services and Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 33989 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation or Extracorporeal Life Support Services and Procedures.

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The provider removes the vent catheter from the left heart through a thoracic incision, such as a sternotomy or thoracotomy. The service is part of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or extracorporeal life support (ECLS). ECMO and ECLS involve the use of specialized machines to take on the work of the heart and lungs, allowing those organs to recover.

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