Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 423.3
Cardiac tamponade
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • Unacceptable As Principal Dx
  • ICD-9-CM 423.3 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 423.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by an increase in intrapericardial pressure due to the collection of blood or fluid in the pericardium
  • Acute compression of the heart caused by increased intrapericardial pressure due to the collection of blood or fluid in the pericardium from rupture of the heart, penetrating trauma, or progressive effusion
  • Compression of heart from pericardial effusion or hemopericardium
  • Compression of the heart by accumulated fluid (pericardial effusion) or blood (hemopericardium) in the pericardium surrounding the heart. The affected cardiac functions and cardiac output can range from minimal to total hemodynamic collapse
Code First
  • Code first the underlying cause
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 423.3 is considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis as it describes a circumstance which influences an individual's health status but not a current illness or injury, or the diagnosis may not be a specific manifestation but may be due to an underlying cause.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 423.3 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM I31.4 Cardiac tamponade
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 423.3:
  • Cardiac - see also condition
    • tamponade 423.3
  • Tamponade heart (Rose's) (see also Pericarditis) 423.3
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 423.3 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.