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    Question DX "Leaky Valve"

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    Doctor documented the diagnosis of "leaky valve". Anyone have an appropiate code to use? "Leaky Heart" in the index refers me to "Endocarditis". Should I be using 424.90?
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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    I would use 424.90 - Besides referencing, Leaky heart. Leaky can mean regurgitation, so also looked up regurgitation and scrolled down to "heart" - which also took me to Endocarditis

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