Angioscopy

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Angioscopy
Intervention
ICD-9-CM 38.22
MeSH D017546
OPS-301 code: 1-279.9

Angioscopy is a medical technique for visualizing the interior of blood vessels. In this technique, a flexible fiberoptic catheter inserted directly into an artery.[1] It can be helpful in diagnosing e.g. arterial embolism.[1] Angioscopy is also used as an adjunctive procedure during vascular bypass to visualize valves within venous conduits.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MDGuidelines > Arterial Embolism And Thrombosis From The Medical Disability Advisor by Presley Reed, MD. Retrieved on April 30, 2010