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Non-Coronary Vascular Stents: Brachiocephalic arteries

By:  Find-A-Code
Published:  January 16th, 2018

According to Novitas Solutions L35084

Brachiocephalic arteries (including subclavian, except carotid bifurcation): Stenting may be indicated for treatment of flow-limiting stenosis resulting in conditions such as:

  • Subclavian steal syndrome
  • Upper extremity claudication
  • Ischemic rest pain of the arm and hand
  • Non-healing tissue ulceration
  • Focal gangrene.

CPT codes:

ICD-10-CM codes:
  • G45.8 - Other transient cerebral ischemic attacks and related syndromes
  • Unspecified atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities
  • Atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities with intermittent claudication
  • Atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities with rest pain
  • I70.25 - Atherosclerosis of native arteries of other extremities with ulceration
  • Atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities with gangrene
  • I70.8 - Atherosclerosis of other arteries
  • I74.2 - Embolism and thrombosis of arteries of the upper extremities



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