Balloon Assessment of RVOT

May 22, 2017

Question:

I need help with a heart cath where the physician did a balloon assessment of the RVOT. It appears they were sizing for a pulmonary valve. What CPT code would be used for the following? "Intervention – Balloon assessment of the RVOT: An 0.035" Amplatzer super stiff wire was positioned in the distal left pulmonary artery, lower lobe brach. A 30 mm x 4cm sizing balloon was prepped and advanced over the wire and positioned across the right ventricular outflow tract. The first inflation was slightly distal and had no waist on the 30 mm balloon, with to-fro movement of the balloon in the RVOT. A second inflation was done with the balloon positioned more proximally, and again there was no waist on the 30 mm balloon with a to-fro motion of the balloon on the wire, suggesting that the balloon was not occlusive in the RVOT."

Question ID: 9373
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