ICD codes for heart cath findings
We see cardiology cath reports for RHC and LHC where no CAD is found, and the only abnormal diagnosis given in the cath reports is "elevated bilateral filling pressure" or "elevated LVEDP". The patient has no heart failure in the HP, and came in for DOE or abnormal stress test with chest pain. What ICD is best for the diagnosis of "elevated filling pressures" diagnosis off the cath report? Also, if there is CAD found in the cath and the details read "moderately calcified", can we code the CAD and I25.84 for calcified lesion? If not, what documentation is needed for ICD I25.84?
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