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Term: Heart Valve Surgery

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2010-10-05


Open-heart surgery used to repair or replace diseased heart valves. Replacement heart valves are either natural (biologic - human or animal) or artificial (mechanical). See MedlinePlus® - Health Topics - Heart Surgery for more information.

MCHP has used the following ICD-9-CM procedure code to identify heart valve surgery: 35.2.

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