cardiogenic shock and cardiac arrest
Scenario: Pt cardiac arrests out of hospital, CPR for 12 min, etc., brought to ER intubated and unresponsive. Pt hypotensive, started on pressors, cardiogenic shock documented. Pt expired later same day
There is an excludes 1 note for cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock which directs us to code cardiogenic shock and not the arrest.
What is the pdx then? I would have coded the cardiac arrest if shock wasn't documented. I wouldn't say the shock is the underlying condition for the cardiac arrest, rather it is a result of the arrest? Thoughts?