AMA CPT® Assistant - 2004 Issue 4 (April)

Intracardiac Electrophysiology Recording/Pacing, Single Catheter Techniques (April 2004)

April 2004 pages 8-13 Coding Communication:Intracardiac Electrophysiology Recording/Pacing, Single Catheter Techniques It is small; a little larger than a clenched fist. Its primary purpose is to pump about 2000 gallons of blood to a demanding audience of 300 trillion cells. The pump is the result of an expansion and contraction process known as a beat occurring 100,000 times each day. By age 70, more than 2.5 billion beats will have pumped more than 1 million barrels of blood, provided that the heart beats normally. The heart’s normal conduction pattern can be disrupted by different causes. In...

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