Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 444.9
Embolism and thrombosis of unspecified artery
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Arterial embolism NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 444.9 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 444.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Arterial embolism
  • Embolism due to heart valve prosthesis
  • Embolism due to prosthetic heart valve
  • Embolism of artery
  • Prosthetic cardiac valve component embolism
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 444.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I74.9 Embolism and thrombosis of unspecified artery
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 444.9:
  • Clot (blood)
    • artery (obstruction) (occlusion) (see also Embolism) 444.9
    • circulation 444.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • thromboembolic (see also Embolism) 444.9
  • Embolism 444.9
    • with
      • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with embolism
      • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.6
      • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.6
    • air (any site) 958.0
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with embolism
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.6
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.6
      • due to implanted device - see Complications, due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
      • following
        • abortion 639.6
        • ectopic or molar pregnancy 639.6
        • infusion, perfusion, or transfusion 999.1
      • in pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 673.0
      • traumatic 958.0
    • amniotic fluid (pulmonary) 673.1
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with embolism
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.6
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.6
      • following
    • 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
    • basilar (artery) (see also Occlusion, artery, basilar) 433.0
    • birth, mother - see Embolism, obstetrical
    • blood-clot
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with embolism
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.6
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.6
      • following
      • in pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 673.2
    • brain 434.1
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with embolism
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.6
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.6
      • following
      • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 674.0
    • cardiac (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
    • carotid (artery) (common) (internal) (see also Occlusion, artery, carotid) 433.1
    • cavernous sinus (venous) - see Embolism, intracranial venous sinus
    • cerebral (see also Embolism, brain) 434.1
    • cholesterol - see Atheroembolism
    • choroidal (anterior) (artery) 433.8
    • coronary (artery or vein) (systemic) (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
      • without myocardial infarction 411.81
    • due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classifiable to 996.0-996.5 - see Complications, due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC
    • encephalomalacia (see also Embolism, brain) 434.1
    • fat (cerebral) (pulmonary) (systemic) 958.1
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with embolism
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.6
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.6
      • complicating delivery or puerperium 673.8
      • following
      • in pregnancy, childbirth, or the puerperium 673.8
    • following
      • abortion 639.6
      • ectopic or molar pregnancy 639.6
      • infusion, perfusion, or transfusion
    • heart (fatty) (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
    • in pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium (pulmonary) - see Embolism, obstetrical
    • intestine (artery) (vein) (with gangrene) 557.0
    • intracranial (see also Embolism, brain) 434.1
      • venous sinus (any) 325
        • late effect - see category 326
        • nonpyogenic 437.6
          • in pregnancy or puerperium 671.5
    • lateral sinus (venous) - see Embolism, intracranial venous sinus
    • longitudinal sinus (venous) - see Embolism, intracranial venous sinus
    • lung (massive) - see Embolism, pulmonary
    • meninges (see also Embolism, brain) 434.1
    • mesenteric (artery) (with gangrene) 557.0
    • multiple NEC 444.9
    • ophthalmic (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
    • paradoxical NEC 444.9
    • portal (vein) 452
    • precerebral artery (see also Occlusion, artery, precerebral) 433.9
    • puerperal - see Embolism, obstetrical
    • pulmonary (acute) (artery) (vein) 415.19
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with embolism
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.6
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.6
      • chronic 416.2
      • following
      • healed or old V12.55
      • iatrogenic 415.11
      • in pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium - see Embolism, obstetrical
      • personal history of V12.55
      • postoperative 415.11
      • septic 415.12
    • pyemic (multiple) (see also Septicemia) 415.12
    • retina, retinal (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
    • septicemic - see Embolism, pyemic
    • sinus - see Embolism, intracranial venous sinus
    • soap
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with embolism
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.6
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.6
      • following
    • spinal cord (nonpyogenic) 336.1
      • in pregnancy or puerperium 671.5
      • pyogenic origin 324.1
        • late effect - see category 326
    • spleen, splenic (artery) 444.89
    • thrombus (thromboembolism) following infusion, perfusion, or transfusion 999.2
    • vessels of brain (see also Embolism, brain) 434.1
  • Endarteritis (bacterial, subacute) (infective) (septic) 447.6
    • embolic (see also Embolism) 444.9
  • Infarct, infarction
    • embolic (see also Embolism) 444.9
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • artery (see also Embolism, artery) 444.9
      • basilar (complete) (partial) (see also Occlusion, artery, basilar) 433.0
      • carotid (complete) (partial) (see also Occlusion, artery, carotid) 433.1
      • precerebral - see Occlusion, artery, precerebral NEC
      • retinal (central) (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • vertebral (complete) (partial) (see also Occlusion, artery, vertebral) 433.2
  • Occlusion
    • artery NEC (see also Embolism, artery) 444.9
      • auditory, internal 433.8
      • basilar 433.0
        • with other precerebral artery 433.3
        • bilateral 433.3
      • brain or cerebral (see also Infarct, brain) 434.9
      • carotid 433.1
        • with other precerebral artery 433.3
        • bilateral 433.3
      • cerebellar (anterior inferior) (posterior inferior) (superior) 433.8
      • cerebral (see also Infarct, brain) 434.9
      • choroidal (anterior) 433.8
      • chronic total
      • communicating posterior 433.8
      • complete
      • coronary (thrombotic) (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
      • extremity(ies)
      • hypophyseal 433.8
      • iliac 444.81
      • mesenteric (embolic) (thrombotic) (with gangrene) 557.0
      • pontine 433.8
      • precerebral NEC 433.9
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
        • multiple or bilateral 433.3
        • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 674.0
        • specified NEC 433.8
      • renal 593.81
      • retinal - see Occlusion, retina, artery
      • spinal 433.8
      • vertebral 433.2
        • with other precerebral artery 433.3
        • bilateral 433.3
  • Thrombosis, thrombotic (marantic) (multiple) (progressive) (vein) (vessel) 453.9
    • artery, arteries (postinfectional) 444.9
      • auditory, internal 433.8
      • basilar (see also Occlusion, artery, basilar) 433.0
      • carotid (common) (internal) (see also Occlusion, artery, carotid) 433.1
        • with other precerebral artery 433.3
      • cerebellar (anterior inferior) (posterior inferior) (superior) 433.8
      • cerebral (see also Thrombosis, brain) 434.0
      • choroidal (anterior) 433.8
      • communicating posterior 433.8
      • coronary (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
        • without myocardial infarction 411.81
        • due to syphilis 093.89
        • healed or specified as old 412
      • extremities 444.22
      • femoral 444.22
      • hepatic 444.89
      • hypophyseal 433.8
      • meningeal, anterior or posterior 433.8
      • mesenteric (with gangrene) 557.0
      • ophthalmic (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • pontine 433.8
      • popliteal 444.22
      • precerebral - see Occlusion, artery, precerebral NEC
      • pulmonary 415.19
      • renal 593.81
      • retinal (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • specified site NEC 444.89
      • spinal, anterior or posterior 433.8
      • traumatic (complication) (early) (see also Injury, blood vessel, by site) 904.9
      • vertebral (see also Occlusion, artery, vertebral) 433.2
        • with other precerebral artery 433.3
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