Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 453.40
Acute venous embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep vessels of lower extremity
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Ac DVT/embl low ext NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 453.40 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 453.40 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute deep vein thrombosis of lower limb
  • Acute deep venous thrombosis
  • Acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of both legs
  • Acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of left leg
  • Acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of right leg
  • Acute deep venous thrombosis of lower extremity due to coronary artery bypass graft
  • Acute deep venous thrombosis of lower extremity due to procedure
  • Acute DVT of bilat legs
  • Acute DVT of left leg
  • Acute DVT of right leg
  • Antenatal deep vein thrombosis with antenatal complication
  • Bilateral acute deep venous thrombosis
  • Bilateral acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of legs (disorder)
  • Deep vein phlebothrombosis in pregnancy, delivered
  • Deep vein thrombosis (clot) in pregnancy
  • Deep vein thrombosis leg from coronary artery bypass
  • Deep vein thrombosis leg, acute
  • Deep vein thrombosis of leg related to air travel
  • Deep vein thrombosis of leg related to intravenous drug use
  • Deep vein thrombosis, acute
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Deep venous thrombosis associated with coronary artery bypass graft
  • Deep venous thrombosis of lower extremity
  • DVT in pregnancy
  • DVT leg, acute
  • DVT leg, acute, secondary to CABG
  • DVT leg, acute, secondary to procedure
  • DVT lower limb, acute
  • DVT, acute
  • Postpartum deep phlebothrombosis
  • Postpartum DVT
  • Thrombosis of vein of lower leg
Clinical Information
  • A blood clot (thrombus) in a deep vein in the thigh or leg.
Applies To
  • Deep vein thrombosis NOS
  • DVT NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 453.40 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I82.409 Acute embolism and thrombosis of unspecified deep veins of unspecified lower extremity
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 453.40:
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