Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 745.4
Ventricular septal defect
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Ventricular sept defect.
  • ICD-9-CM 745.4 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 745.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Membranous ventricular septum defect
  • Muscular ventricular septum defect
  • Supracristal ventricular septal defect
  • VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECT
  • Ventricular septal defect (vsd), membranous
  • Ventricular septal defect (vsd), muscular
  • Ventricular septal defect (vsd), supracristal
  • Ventricular septal defect, membranous
  • Ventricular septal defect, muscular
  • Ventricular septal defect, supracristal
Clinical Information
  • Developmental abnormalities in any portion of the ventricular septum resulting in abnormal communications between the two lower chambers of the heart. Classification of ventricular septal defects is based on location of the communication, such as perimembranous, inlet, outlet (infundibular), central muscular, marginal muscular, or apical muscular defect.
  • The presence of a defect (opening) in the septum that separates the two ventricles of the heart. The vsd can be congenital or acquired.
745.4 Excludes
  • common atrioventricular canal type (745.69)
  • single ventricle (745.3)
Applies To
  • Eisenmenger's defect or complex
  • Gerbode defect
  • Interventricular septal defect
  • Left ventricular-right atrial communication
  • Roger's disease
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 745.4 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Q21.0 Ventricular septal defect
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 745.4:
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) 759.9
    • communication
      • coronary artery 746.85
      • left ventricle with right atrium 745.4
    • Eisenmenger's (ventricular septal defect) 745.4
    • Gerbode 745.4
  • Closure
    • interventricular septum, defective 745.4
  • Communication
    • abnormal - see also Fistula
      • between
        • base of aorta and pulmonary artery 745.0
        • left ventricle and right atrium 745.4
        • pericardial sac and pleural sac 748.8
        • pulmonary artery and pulmonary vein 747.39
      • congenital, between uterus and
    • left ventricular-right atrial 745.4
  • Complex
    • Eisenmenger's (ventricular septal defect) 745.4
  • Defect, defective 759.9
    • Eisenmenger's (ventricular septal defect) 745.4
    • Gerbode 745.4
    • interventricular septal 745.4
      • with pulmonary stenosis or atresia, dextraposition of aorta, and hypertrophy of right ventricle 745.2
      • acquired 429.71
      • in tetralogy of Fallot 745.2
    • ventricular septal 745.4
      • with pulmonary stenosis or atresia, dextraposition of aorta, and hypertrophy of right ventricle 745.2
      • acquired 429.71
      • atrioventricular canal type 745.69
      • between infundibulum and anterior portion 745.4
      • in tetralogy of Fallot 745.2
      • isolated anterior 745.4
  • Deformity 738.9
    • heart (congenital) 746.9
      • auricle (congenital) 746.9
      • septum 745.9
        • auricular 745.5
        • specified type NEC 745.8
        • ventricular 745.4
      • valve (congenital) NEC 746.9
        • acquired - see Endocarditis
        • pulmonary (congenital) 746.00
        • specified type NEC 746.89
      • ventricle (congenital) 746.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Roger's (congenital interventricular septal defect) 745.4
  • Eisenmenger's complex or syndrome (ventricular septal defect) 745.4
  • Fusion, fused (congenital)
    • ventricles, heart 745.4
  • Gerbode defect 745.4
  • Imperfect
    • closure (congenital)
      • alimentary tract NEC 751.8
      • atrioventricular ostium 745.69
      • atrium (secundum) 745.5
      • branchial cleft or sinus 744.41
      • choroid 743.59
      • cricoid cartilage 748.3
      • cusps, heart valve NEC 746.89
      • ductus
      • ear drum 744.29
        • causing impairment of hearing 744.03
      • endocardial cushion 745.60
      • epiglottis 748.3
      • esophagus with communication to bronchus or trachea 750.3
      • Eustachian valve 746.89
      • eyelid 743.62
      • face, facial (see also Cleft, lip) 749.10
      • foramen
      • genitalia, genital organ(s) or system
      • glottis 748.3
      • heart valve (cusps) NEC 746.89
      • interatrial ostium or septum 745.5
      • interauricular ostium or septum 745.5
      • interventricular ostium or septum 745.4
      • iris 743.46
      • kidney 753.3
      • larynx 748.3
      • lens 743.36
      • lip (see also Cleft, lip) 749.10
      • nasal septum or sinus 748.1
      • nose 748.1
      • omphalomesenteric duct 751.0
      • optic nerve entry 743.57
      • organ or site NEC - see Anomaly, specified type, by site
      • ostium
        • interatrial 745.5
        • interauricular 745.5
        • interventricular 745.4
      • palate (see also Cleft, palate) 749.00
      • preauricular sinus 744.46
      • retina 743.56
      • roof of orbit 742.0
      • sclera 743.47
      • septum
        • aortic 745.0
        • aorticopulmonary 745.0
        • atrial (secundum) 745.5
        • between aorta and pulmonary artery 745.0
        • heart 745.9
        • interatrial (secundum) 745.5
        • interauricular (secundum) 745.5
        • interventricular 745.4
          • with pulmonary stenosis or atresia, dextraposition of aorta, and hypertrophy of right ventricle 745.2
          • in tetralogy of Fallot 745.2
        • nasal 748.1
        • ventricular 745.4
          • with pulmonary stenosis or atresia, dextraposition of aorta, and hypertrophy of right ventricle 745.2
          • in tetralogy of Fallot 745.2
      • skull 756.0
        • with
      • spine (with meningocele) (see also Spina bifida) 741.90
      • thyroid cartilage 748.3
      • trachea 748.3
      • tympanic membrane 744.29
        • causing impairment of hearing 744.03
      • uterus (with communication to bladder, intestine, or rectum) 752.39
      • uvula 749.02
        • with cleft lip (see also Cleft, palate, with cleft lip) 749.20
      • vitelline duct 751.0
    • septum, ventricular 745.4
  • Maladie de Roger 745.4
  • Patent - see also Imperfect closure
    • interventricular septum 745.4
  • Roger's disease (congenital interventricular septal defect) 745.4
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Eisenmenger's (ventricular septal defect) 745.4
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