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    Hi
    I would like to know exactly what heart caths include
    do they include aortogram, lima injection, aortic root injection
    thanx
    kel
    Kelly Zurfluh NCMA,CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by kz@amrsco.com View Post
    Hi
    I would like to know exactly what heart caths include
    do they include aortogram, lima injection, aortic root injection
    thanx
    kel
    Kelly Zurfluh NCMA,CPC
    Kelly, there is not a simple answer to your question. At minium heart caths will include pressures of the specific side/chamber of the heart which is targeted by the physician. Aortgrams of the thoracic or abdomininal aorta are generally included although there are exceptions. For information concerning the ima, aortic root injection etc, please see the specific codes listed in the heart cath section of your cpt book (93451-93572). There is too much information there to summarize in a few sentences.

    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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