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    When coding a CVA is the dominant side considered to be if the patient is left or right handed?
    Our orders have never contained this and I would like to capture more specifics.

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    You are correct, dominant side refers to if the patient is right or left handed. That is all I know about this condition. Hopefully a more experienced coder can weigh in on this question

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