Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 423.9
Unspecified disease of pericardium
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Pericardial disease NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 423.9 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 423.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Chest pain due to pericarditis
  • Chest pain of pericarditis
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Pericardial effusion (fluid around heart)
  • Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis (inflammation of heart sac)
  • Pericarditis pain (inflammation of heart sac)
Clinical Information
  • The pericardium is a membrane, or sac, that surrounds your heart. It holds the heart in place and helps it work properly. Problems with the pericardium include:
    • pericarditis, an inflammation of the sac. It can be from a virus or other infection, a heart attack, heart surgery, other medical conditions, injuries, and certain medicines.
    • pericardial effusion, the buildup of fluid in the sac
    • cardiac tamponade, a serious problem in which buildup of fluid in the sac causes problems with the function of the heart
    symptoms of pericardial problems include chest pain, rapid heartbeat and difficulty breathing. Fever is a common symptom of acute pericarditis. Treatment depends on the cause.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 423.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I31.9 Disease of pericardium, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 423.9:
  • Cardiopericarditis (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
  • Compression
    • cardiac 423.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • pericardium 423.9
  • Dropsy, dropsical (see also Edema) 782.3
    • pericardium (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
  • Effusion
    • pericardium, pericardial (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
  • Hydropericarditis (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
  • Hydropericardium (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
  • Hydropneumopericarditis (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
  • Hydropneumopericardium (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • pericardium (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
  • Mediastinopericarditis (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
    • rheumatic, chronic 393
  • Myopericarditis (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
  • 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
    • bacterial (acute) (subacute) (with serous or seropurulent effusion) 420.99
    • chronic (nonrheumatic) 423.8
    • fibrinocaseous (see also Tuberculosis) 017.9 [420.0]
    • fibrinous - see Pericarditis, rheumatic
    • obliterans, obliterating 423.1
    • rheumatic (active) (acute) (with effusion) (with pneumonia) 391.0
      • with chorea (acute) (rheumatic) (Sydenham's) 392.0
      • chronic or inactive (with chorea) 393
    • serofibrinous - see Pericarditis, rheumatic
    • tuberculous (acute) (chronic) (see also Tuberculosis) 017.9 [420.0]
  • Pleuropericarditis (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
  • Pneumohemopericardium (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
  • Pneumohydropericardium (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
  • Pneumopericarditis (see also Pericarditis) 423.9
  • Scar, scarring (see also Cicatrix) 709.2
    • compression, pericardial 423.9
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