Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 393
Chronic rheumatic pericarditis
  • Short description: Chr rheumatic pericard.
  • ICD-9-CM 393 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 393 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 393.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 393: 2013 2014.
393 Excludes
  • pericarditis NOS or not specified as rheumatic (423.0-423.9)
Applies To
  • Adherent pericardium, rheumatic
  • Chronic rheumatic:
    • mediastinopericarditis
    • myopericarditis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 393 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I09.2 Chronic rheumatic pericarditis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 393:
  • Adherent
    • pericardium (nonrheumatic) 423.1
      • rheumatic 393
  • Adhesion(s), adhesive (postinfectional) (postoperative)
    • pericardium (nonrheumatic) 423.1
      • rheumatic 393
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 017.9 [420.0]
  • Concretio cordis 423.1
    • rheumatic 393
  • Fever 780.60
    • rheumatic (active) (acute) (chronic) (subacute) 390
  • Mediastinopericarditis (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
    • chronic 423.8
      • rheumatic 393
    • rheumatic, chronic 393
  • Pericarditis (granular) (with decompensation) (with effusion) 423.9
    • with
      • rheumatic fever (conditions classifiable to 390)
        • active (see also Pericarditis, rheumatic) 391.0
        • inactive or quiescent 393
    • adhesive or adherent (external) (internal) 423.1
      • acute - see Pericarditis, acute
      • rheumatic (external) (internal) 393
    • chronic (nonrheumatic) 423.8
      • rheumatic 393
    • rheumatic (active) (acute) (with effusion) (with pneumonia) 391.0
      • with chorea (acute) (rheumatic) (Sydenham's) 392.0
      • chronic or inactive (with chorea) 393
  • Rheumatism, rheumatic (acute NEC) 729.0
    • adherent pericardium 393
    • pericarditis (active) (acute) (with effusion) (with pneumonia) 391.0
      • with chorea (acute) (rheumatic) (Sydenham's) 392.0
      • chronic or inactive 393
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