AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 4 (April)

Coding Cardiac Hybrid Procedures (Codes 33620, 33621, 33622) (April 2011)

April 2011 pages 3-8 Coding Cardiac Hybrid Procedures (Codes 33620, 33621, 33622) Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a congenital (present at birth) syndrome that involves a combination of several abnormalities of the heart and great blood vessels. In the normal heart, one is born with two circulations: the right heart supplies the pulmonary circulation, and the left heart supplies the systemic, or body, circulation. The oxygen-poor (blue) blood returns to the right atrium from the body, travels to the right ventricle, then is pumped through the pulmonary artery into the lungs, where it receives oxygen. Oxygen-rich (red) blood...

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