Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 397.9
Rheumatic diseases of endocardium valve unspecified
  • Short description: Rheum endocarditis NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 397.9 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 397.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 397.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 397.9: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Chronic rheumatic valvulitis
  • Endocarditis, rheumatic
  • Rheumatic endocarditis
  • Rheumatic endocarditis (infection of heart valve)
  • Rheumatic valvulitis, chronic (heart valve condition)
  • Valvulitis, rheumatic, chronic
397.9 Excludes
Applies To
  • Rheumatic:
    • endocarditis (chronic)
    • valvulitis (chronic)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 397.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I09.1 Rheumatic diseases of endocardium, valve unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 397.9:
  • Endocarditis (chronic) (indeterminate) (interstitial) (marantic) (nonbacterial thrombotic) (residual) (sclerotic) (sclerous) (senile) (valvular) 424.90
    • with
      • rheumatic fever (conditions classifiable to 390)
        • active - see Endocarditis, acute, rheumatic
        • inactive or quiescent (with chorea) 397.9
    • rheumatic (chronic) (inactive) (with chorea) 397.9
      • active or acute (aortic) (mitral) (pulmonary) (tricuspid) 391.1
        • with chorea (acute) (rheumatic) (Sydenham's) 392.0
  • Fever 780.60
    • rheumatic (active) (acute) (chronic) (subacute) 390
  • Valvulitis (chronic) (see also Endocarditis) 424.90
    • rheumatic (chronic) (inactive) (with chorea) 397.9
      • active or acute (aortic) (mitral) (pulmonary) (tricuspid) 391.1
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