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    What ICD9 code would YOU use for Fam Hx of (fatal) Brain Aneurysm? Pt needs MRA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEATHER L View Post
    What ICD9 code would YOU use for Fam Hx of (fatal) Brain Aneurysm? Pt needs MRA.
    All I can come up with is V17.49.

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    V 17.49 is Family history of other cardiovascular diseases.....

    A cerebral or brain aneurysm is a cerebrovascular disorder in which weakness in the wall of a cerebral artery or vein causes a localized dilation or ballooning of the blood vessel.

    This is the definition of brain aneurysm from wikipedia. This being the definition I would use V17.1 - Family history of stroke (cerebrovascular).

    Hope this makes sense.....

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