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Bulbus cordis anomalies and anomalies of cardiac septal closure (745)

ICD-9 code 745 for Bulbus cordis anomalies and anomalies of cardiac septal closure is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -CONGENITAL ANOMALIES (740-759).

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Bulbus cordis anomalies and anomalies of cardiac septal closure

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