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    Default anatomical structure

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    Does anyone know what anatomical structure does the Thoracic Aorta become the ABD aorta?
    Also @ what structure does the common iliac become the Fem-pop?

    whitney raposo-cpc

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    for the most part your aorta has 4 part.

    Ascending aorta= aorta segment coming out of the aortic valve till it starts to curve
    Aortic arch = top curvature of the aorta
    Thoracic aorta = first segment coming out of the aortic arch and heading down and away from the heart As the aorta cross throw the diaphragm it changes to the abdominal aorta

    Abdominal aorta from diaphragm down to the iliac arch

    Abdominal angiography is typically a image of the aorta just above the renal and down to the iliac arch

    The external iliac changes to the femoral artery as the artery pass over the femoral head of the femur

    hope this answers all your questions
    Robert A Kiesecker CPC CCC CPC-I

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    Thank you!:d

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    It does thank you so much... Was wondering if you new any answers from my two ? i posted. 1) when does the remote download for a icd device begin? 2) does the Dr always need to document a patients chronic condition to get "credit" for it....

    thank you

    whitney Raposo-CPC

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