Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 423.2
Constrictive pericarditis
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Constrictiv pericarditis.
  • ICD-9-CM 423.2 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 423.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by a thickened and fibrotic pericardial sac; these fibrotic changes impede normal myocardial function by restricting myocardial muscle action.
  • A heart disorder in which the pericardial sac becomes thickened and fibrotic, tightening the myocardium and impeding the normal myocardial function.
  • Inflammation of the pericardium that is characterized by the fibrous scarring and adhesion of both serous layers, the visceral pericardium and the parietal pericardium leading to the loss of pericardial cavity. The thickened pericardium severely restricts cardiac filling. Clinical signs include fatigue, muscle wasting, and weight loss.
Applies To
  • Concato's disease
  • Pick's disease of heart (and liver)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 423.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I31.1 Chronic constrictive pericarditis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 423.2:
  • Concato's disease (pericardial polyserositis) 423.2
    • pleural - see Pleurisy
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Concato's (pericardial polyserositis) 423.2
      • peritoneal 568.82
      • pleural - see Pleurisy
    • Pick's
      • brain 331.11
      • cerebral atrophy 331.11
      • lipid histiocytosis 272.7
      • liver (pericardial pseudocirrhosis of liver) 423.2
      • pericardium (pericardial pseudocirrhosis of liver) 423.2
      • polyserositis (pericardial pseudocirrhosis of liver) 423.2
  • Gouley's syndrome (constrictive pericarditis) 423.2
  • Pericarditis (granular) (with decompensation) (with effusion) 423.9
    • calcareous 423.2
    • constrictive 423.2
  • Pick's
    • disease
      • brain 331.11
      • lipid histiocytosis 272.7
      • liver (pericardial pseudocirrhosis of liver) 423.2
      • pericardium (pericardial pseudocirrhosis of liver) 423.2
    • polyserositis (pericardial pseudocirrhosis of liver) 423.2
    • syndrome
      • heart (pericardial pseudocirrhosis of liver) 423.2
      • liver (pericardial pseudocirrhosis of liver) 423.2
  • Polyorrhymenitis (peritoneal) (see also Polyserositis) 568.82
    • pericardial 423.2
  • Polyserositis (peritoneal) 568.82
    • due to pericarditis 423.2
    • pericardial 423.2
  • Pseudocirrhosis, liver, pericardial 423.2
  • Serositis, multiple 569.89
    • pericardial 423.2
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Gouley's (constrictive pericarditis) 423.2
    • Pick's (pericardial pseudocirrhosis of liver) 423.2
      • heart 423.2
      • liver 423.2
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