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Can you describe nonspecific valvular heart disease?

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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Valves

With the widespread use if echocardiograms cardiologists often find trivial abnormalities of the valves that are not clinically relevant.

In brief: Valves

With the widespread use if echocardiograms cardiologists often find trivial abnormalities of the valves that are not clinically relevant.
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Dr. Daniel Zanger
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Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Non specific

This sounds more like an insurance code than a real diagnosis.
As cardiologists, we diagnose valves as narrow, leaking, calcified, abnormal in appearance etc... When an insurance billing code is used for "valvular disease" without specifying what type of abnormality, it is qualified as "non specific"... Welcome to the world of coding :-).

In brief: Non specific

This sounds more like an insurance code than a real diagnosis.
As cardiologists, we diagnose valves as narrow, leaking, calcified, abnormal in appearance etc... When an insurance billing code is used for "valvular disease" without specifying what type of abnormality, it is qualified as "non specific"... Welcome to the world of coding :-).
Dr. Bart Denys
Dr. Bart Denys
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