ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q25.2

Atresia of aorta

Diagnosis Code Q25.2

ICD-10: Q25.2
Short Description: Atresia of aorta
Long Description: Atresia of aorta
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q25.2

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Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This codes was replaced for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code was replaced in the 2017 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • Q25.21 - Interruption of aortic arch
  • Q25.29 - Other atresia of aorta

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Congenital malformations of the circulatory system (Q20-Q28)
      • Congenital malformations of great arteries (Q25)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Q25.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


  • Ascending aortic atresia
  • Atresia and stenosis of aorta
  • Congenital atresia of aorta
  • Congenital atresia of aortic arch
  • Congenital dilatation of aorta
  • Congenital dilatation of aortic arch
  • Congenital dilation of ascending aorta
  • Congenital luminal atresia of aortic arch between left common carotid artery and right common carotid artery
  • Congenital luminal atresia of aortic arch between subclavian artery and common carotid artery
  • Congenital luminal atresia of aortic arch distal to subclavian artery
  • Congenital stenosis of aorta
  • Double aortic arch with left arch dominant
  • Double aortic arch with left arch dominant and atresia of right arch
  • Double aortic arch with unilateral atresia
  • Muscular subvalvar atresia of aorta

Information for Patients

Congenital Heart Defects

A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart. It is present at birth. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect. The defects can involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart, and the arteries and veins near the heart. They can disrupt the normal flow of blood through the heart. The blood flow can slow down, go in the wrong direction or to the wrong place, or be blocked completely.

Doctors use a physical exam and special heart tests to diagnose congenital heart defects. They often find severe defects during pregnancy or soon after birth. Signs and symptoms of severe defects in newborns include

  • Rapid breathing
  • Cyanosis - a bluish tint to the skin, lips, and fingernails
  • Fatigue
  • Poor blood circulation

Many congenital heart defects cause few or no signs and symptoms. They are often not diagnosed until children are older.

Many children with congenital heart defects don't need treatment, but others do. Treatment can include medicines, catheter procedures, surgery, and heart transplants. The treatment depends on the type of the defect, how severe it is, and a child's age, size, and general health.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Atrial septal defect
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Congenital heart defect corrective surgeries
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Cyanotic heart disease
  • Dextrocardia
  • Echocardiogram -- children
  • Heart murmurs and other sounds
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Ventricular septal defect

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