AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 4 (April)

Cardiac Catheterization: Congenital Heart Disease (April 1998)

April 1998 pages 1-2 Cardiac Catheterization: Congenital Heart Disease Cardiac catheterization for patients with congenital heart disease has been performed since the mid-1940s. The incidence of congenital heart disease is 0.8 per hundred live births. The incidence of cardiac catheterization and surgery for patients with congenital heart disease is 2.4 per thousand in the first year of life; and 1 per thousand in the second and third year of life. Approximately 25,000 cardiac catheterizations are performed each year in the United States in patients with congenital heart disease. Though Doppler flow echocardiograms have dramatically increased noninvasive...

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