AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2012 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Angiojet Thrombectomy and Angioplasty of Same Vessel

A patient presented with critical limb ischemia. He was found to have total occlusion of the left popliteal artery stent graft, placed inside of the left femoral-popliteal graft which had been critically stenosed. He received overnight thrombolytic therapy directed into the occluded vessel. The following day, he underwent balloon angioplasty and angiojet thrombectomy of the left posterior tibial artery. What are the correct procedure code assignments? ...

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