This is very helpful. All that the provider documented is this:You're talking about two separate systems in the heart: the bypass is for the circulatory system and the and AV block refers to the electrical system within the heart muscle. I don't remember if an AV block can be caused by a compromised blood circulation, but I'm leaning toward "no".
Does the post op EKG still show an AV block? If yes, then it is still a factor in this patient's history.
This is very helpful. All that the provider documented is this:
As you said, the bypass is for the circulatory system, which stabilized the atrioventricular block. Therefore the condition should still be coded. Stable, not resolved. Would you agree?
- Atrioventricular block, complete [ICD-10: I44.2] Comment: Stable since Quadruple bypass in 5/2019. Cont to f/u with cardiologist every 6 months.