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February 15, 2017
Insights For Early Career Professionals
The Early Career Lounge is your home base for interacting with peers and meeting prominent figures in the cardiovascular field at ACC.17. Attend intimate mentoring sessions with experts in cardiology, attend informal educational sessions or just take a moment to relax with light refreshments between sessions throughout the meeting. Read more on ACC.org.
By Rupal O'Quinn, MD, FACC, a member of ACC's Cardio-Oncology Section Leadership Council.
Have you heard of cardio-oncology? The ACC has a new section devoted to this field and we would love to have you be a part of our activities! To spread the awareness and increase collaboration, the College created a dedicated section for cardio-oncology that hopes to bring together cardiologists interested in advancing patient care within this emerging area through education, research opportunities and multidisciplinary teamwork. This area is a wonderful opportunity for cardiologists early in their career to get involved given that it is still somewhat uncharted territory in many ways, but growing every day. Read more on ACC.org.
Patient Case: Stenting in STEMI With Moderate Sedation
By Dmitriy N. Feldman, MD, FACC, editor of the Early Career Newsletter and member of ACC's Coding Task Force Committee, and Debra Mariani, coding and physician reimbursement staff at the ACC.
A 65-year old patient presents with substernal chest pain, anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and is taken emergently to the cath lab for PCI. The interventional cardiologist assesses the level of consciousness and need for airway protection and then orders moderate sedation prior to procedure: 1mg of Versed and 25mcg of Fentanyl. The patient undergoes stenting of the left anterior descending artery with a drug eluting stent, with TIMI 3 flow in the culprit vessel at the end of the procedure. The duration of the procedure was 75 minutes. Given recent changes in moderate sedation coding, how should the physician code for this procedure? Read more on ACC.org.
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