Love your Heart Month

As February is coming to an end I thought it would be fun to have a heart related post!

Coding for cardiovascular services can be pretty intense and you have many options

  • Cardiology
    • doctor sees patient for cardiovascular related illness and disorders
    • no surgery
    • typically outpatient
  • cardiovascular(cardio-thoracic) surgery
    • cardiac open heart surgeries(CABGs), open heart surgery for cardiomyopathy, open the chest surgery
  • Interventional cardiology
    • doctor will complete heart catheterizations, will do open heart surgery(CABGs), works with valvular disorders
  • Electrophysiology cardiology
    • deals with the electrical component of the heart only
      • pacemakers
      • Cardioverter defibrillator
      • cardiac ablations
      • heart monitors

Are you interested in the complex body system called Cardiovascular system? Maybe cardiovascular coding is for you!

  • Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy
  • Subsequent Myocardial Infarction NSTEMI
  • Initial Myocardial Infarction, diaphragmatic STEMI
  • Left ventricular failure
  • Congestive heart failure
  • enlarged heart
  •  Atrial fibrillation(A-fib)
  • Extrasystolic Arrhythmia
  • Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis
  • coronary artery disease
  • venous malformation
  • Congenital septal defect

can you code these cardiovascular diagnosis?

Check your answers below!

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  • Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy- I42.9
  • Subsequent Myocardial Infarction NSTEMI- I21.4
  • Initial Myocardial Infarction, diaphragmatic STEMI- I21.19
  • Left ventricular failure- I50.1
  • Congestive heart failure- I50.9
  • enlarged heart- I51.7 ( remember the medical term for enlarged is -megaly: cardiomegaly)
  • Atrial fibrillation(A-fib)- I48.91
  • Extrasystolic Arrhythmia- I49.49
  • Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis- I25.10
  • coronary artery disease-I25.10
  • venous malformation- Q24.5
  • Congenital septal defect- Q21.9

How did you do?

Comment below with your results and any questions you may have

Happy Learning

Danielle

 

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