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IPCCC ICD-11 Congenital Heart Atlas

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IPCCC Term Bifid apex of heart
IPCCC Code 02.02.03
ICD-11 Code 1437052733


A congenital cardiac finding in which there is a notch or cleft on the epicardial surface of the heart at the level of the distal interventricular groove that divides the apex in two, so that the apex of the left ventricle lies on one side of the cleft while the apex of the right ventricle lies on the other.



STS-EACTS-derived IPCCC term

Cardiac apex bifid

EPCC-derived IPCCC term

Bifid apex of heart

ICD-11 MMS code or crossmap

LA8Y*: This ICD-11 Foundation term is not in ICD-11 MMS. If using ICD-11 MMS to code for this term, crossmap to the higher order term “Other specified structural developmental anomaly of heart or great vessels” with code LA8Y

ICD-10 MMS code or crossmap

Q24.8**: If coding using ICD-10, crossmap to higher order term “Other specified congenital malformations of heart” with code Q24.8


Structural developmental anomaly of heart or great vessels


Coding Notes

A bifid cardiac apex can be associated with congenital malformations but may also be found in otherwise normal hearts.

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