AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2010 Issue 4; Volume 3 New/Revised Codes

Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair with Implant

Effective October 1, 2010, a new code (35.97) has been created to identify percutaneous mitral valve repair with implant. Currently more than 4 million patients in the United States suffer from clinically significant mitral valve regurgitation (MR) and until recently, open heart surgery was the only therapeutic option. However, a new percutaneous endovascular approach to treat mitral valve regurgitation using the MitraClip® implant has been developed. The MitraClip® implant is a minimally invasive, closed chest catheter-based approach for intracardiac repair of MR caused by valve pathology and/or left ventricular dysfunction. The procedure is performed on a beating heart...

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