Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 786.5
Chest pain
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 786.5 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Chest pain
  • Having a pain in your chest can be scary. It does not always mean that you are having a heart attack. There can be many other causes, including
    • heart problems, such as angina
    • panic attacks
    • digestive problems, such as heartburn or esophagus disorders
    • sore muscles
    • lung diseases, such as pneumonia, pleurisy, or pulmonary embolism
    • costochondritis - an inflammation of joints in your chest
    some of these problems can also be serious. Get immediate medical care if you have chest pain that does not go away, crushing pain or pressure in the chest, or chest pain along with nausea, sweating, dizziness or shortness of breath. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain
  • Pain in the chest
  • Pressure, burning, or numbness in the chest
  • Sensation of unpleasant feeling indicating potential or actual damage to some body structure felt in the chest
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