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Top 10 cardiovascular procedure codes

According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for people in the United States, representing one in every five deaths.

Considering how prevalent chronic heart conditions are, healthcare providers and businesses are working diligently to develop new treatments, devices, and drugs. Insights into cardiology and understanding which regions and populations may be most impacted by heart disease can help healthcare providers better understand which service lines to grow.

Below, we used the Atlas All-Payor Claims dataset to uncover the top 10 cardiovascular procedure codes performed in 2023.

Top 10 cardiovascular procedure codes

Rank HCPCS/CPT Code HCPCS/CPT Description % Total Procedures Explore dataset
93306 TTE W/DOPPLER COMPLETE 11.50% Explore
93798 CARDIAC REHAB/MONITOR 2.60% Explore
93325 DOPPLER COLOR FLOW ADD-ON 1.90% Explore
93296 REM INTERROG EVL PM/IDS 1.90% Explore
10 93294 REM INTERROG EVL PM/LDLS PM 1.40% Explore

Fig. 1 Data is from our Atlas All-Payor Claims dataset for calendar year 2023. Commercial claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and is updated monthly. Data is accurate as of March 2024.

What were the top cardiovascular procedures performed in 2023?

Routine electrocardiograms (CPT Codes 93010, 93000, and 93005) held the top three positions for most cardiovascular procedures performed in 2023. This is unsurprising as ECGs are painless and noninvasive and are a common way to help many common heart conditions for people of all ages.

Rounding out the bottom three are a mixture of cardiovascular stress tests (CPT code 93015) and remote evaluations of implantable defibrillator systems or leadless pacemaker systems (CPT codes 93296 and 93294, respectively).

For more on the latest cardiovascular trends, check our Healthcare Insights on the top diagnoses by cardiologists and the top prescriptions by cardiologists.

What are the CPT codes for cardiovascular surgery?

According to the American Medical Association, the CPT codes for cardiovascular surgical procedures range from 33016 – 37799. Example procedures include implanting a pacemaker or defibrillator, coronary artery bypass grafting, excising a cardiac tumor, and many more.

What is heart disease?

Heart disease is used interchangeably with cardiovascular disease, and it describes the various conditions that affect your heart, heart rhythm, blood vessels, and more. Heart disease is one of the most common chronic conditions impacting population health, claiming the lives of more than 650,000 people each year.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common form of heart disease in the U.S. and occurs when a buildup of plaque cholesterol blocks the arteries that supply blood to the heart. CAD can lead to severe health issues such as an irregular heartbeat, chest pain, stroke, heart attack, and heart failure.

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