Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 745.1
Transposition of great vessels
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 745.1 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A congenital cardiovascular malformation in which the aorta arises entirely from the right ventricle, and the pulmonary artery from the left ventricle. Consequently, the pulmonary and the systemic circulations are parallel and not sequential, so that the venous return from the peripheral circulation is re-circulated by the right ventricle via aorta to the systemic circulation without being oxygenated in the lungs. This is a potentially lethal form of heart disease in newborns and infants.
  • A rare congenital cardiovascular abnormality in which the aorta arises from the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery arises from the left ventricle.
  • Congenital cardiovascular malformation in which the aorta arises entirely from the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery from the left ventricle so that the venous return from the peripheral circulation is recirculated by the right ventricle via the aorta without being oxygenated in the lungs.
  • Transposition of the great vessels is a congenital heart defect in which the two main arteries leaving the heart are reversed (transposed).
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