Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 449
Septic arterial embolism
  • ICD-9-CM 449 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 449 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 449.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 449: 2012 2013 2014.
449 Excludes
  • septic pulmonary embolism (415.12)
Code First
  • Code first underlying infection, such as:
    • infective endocarditis (421.0)
    • lung abscess (513.0)
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 449 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I76 Septic arterial embolism
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 449:
  • Embolism 444.9
    • artery 444.9
      • auditory, internal 433.8
      • basilar (see also Occlusion, artery, basilar) 433.0
      • bladder 444.89
      • carotid (common) (internal) (see also Occlusion, artery, carotid) 433.1
      • cerebellar (anterior inferior) (posterior inferior) (superior) 433.8
      • cerebral (see also Embolism, brain) 434.1
      • choroidal (anterior) 433.8
      • communicating posterior 433.8
      • coronary (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
        • without myocardial infarction 411.81
      • extremity 444.22
      • hypophyseal 433.8
      • mesenteric (with gangrene) 557.0
      • ophthalmic (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • peripheral 444.22
      • pontine 433.8
      • precerebral NEC - see Occlusion, artery, precerebral
      • pulmonary - see Embolism, pulmonary
      • pyemic 449
      • renal 593.81
      • retinal (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • septic 449
      • specified site NEC 444.89
      • vertebral (see also Occlusion, artery, vertebral) 433.2
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