Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 747.83
Persistent fetal circulation
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: Persistent fetal circ.
  • ICD-9-CM 747.83 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 747.83 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • PERSISTENT FETAL CIRCULATION
Clinical Information
  • A cardiopulmonary syndrome characterized by hypoxemia due to increased pulmonary vascular resistance and subsequent right-to-left shunting of the blood through the foramen ovale and ductus arteriosus.
  • A syndrome of persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn infant (infant, newborn) without demonstrable heart diseases. This neonatal condition can be caused by severe pulmonary vasoconstriction (reactive type), hypertrophy of pulmonary arterial muscle (hypertrophic type), or abnormally developed pulmonary arterioles (hypoplastic type). The newborn patient exhibits cyanosis and acidosis due to the persistence of fetal circulatory pattern of right-to-left shunting of blood through a patent ductus arteriosus (ductus arteriosus, patent) and at times a patent foramen ovale (foramen ovale, patent).
Applies To
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension of newborn
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 747.83 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 747.83 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P29.3 Persistent fetal circulation
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 747.83:
  • Circulation
    • fetal, persistent 747.83
  • Persistence, persistent (congenital) 759.89
    • fetal
      • circulation 747.83
      • form of cervix (uteri) 752.49
      • hemoglobin (hereditary) ("Swiss variety") 282.7
      • pulmonary hypertension 747.83
    • pulmonary hypertension 747.83
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • persistent fetal circulation 747.83
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