Shockwave lithotripsy of coronary artery by balloon catheter

Created Dec 2018
Reviewed Dec 2019


We are looking for a procedure code for ‘Shockwave lithotripsy of coronary artery by balloon catheter’.
Documentation within the operation note states ‘coronary intravascular lithotripsy catheter balloon inflations’.  

Can NZCA please advise a code for this procedure?


The particular type of balloon used is not classifiable in ACHI.
For the procedure ‘shockwave lithotripsy of coronary artery’ assign a code from block [670] Transluminal coronary angioplasty or block [671] Transluminal coronary angioplasty with stenting, if a stent is also deployed.
Use free text to capture the type of procedure performed e.g. shockwave lithotripsy of coronary artery.

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