Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 398.9
Other and unspecified rheumatic heart diseases
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 398.9 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Cardiac manifestation of systemic rheumatological conditions, such as rheumatic fever. Rheumatic heart disease can involve any part the heart, most often the heart valves and the endocardium
  • Most important manifestation and sequel to rheumatic fever, consisting chiefly of heart valve deformities
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