AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Acute Myocardial Infarction (Hospital A) Transferred to Hospital B for Coronary Intervention

A patient with an acute ST elevation lateral wall myocardial infarction (STEMI) was initially seen at Hospital A and was immediately transferred to Hospital B for an emergency cardiac catheterization and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) with stent insertion. What is the appropriate principal diagnosis for Hospital B? ...

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