AMA CPT® Assistant - 2018 Issue 6 (June)

Artificial Heart System Procedures (33927–33929) (June 2018)

June 2018 pages 3-5 Artificial Heart System Procedures (33927–33929) Heart disease is a major cause of death in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several devices that were developed to be used as a bridge to transplant in cardiac transplant-eligible candidates at risk of imminent death from biventricular failure (see Figure 1); for use as destination therapy (ie, final or long term) for individuals with irreversible biventricular failure, who are not suitable candidates for left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) implant and for use as destination therapy in patients at risk for imminent death from...

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