AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

SpideRX Distal Embolic Protection Device

The patient had an extensive cardiac history and is status post coronary artery bypass graft. He had non-ST elevation myocardial infarction, was found to have a severe lesion of a vein graft to the right posterior descending artery and underwent successful stent placement of two stents along with a SpideRX® distal embolic protection device. What are the appropriate procedure codes? ...

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