ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I77.812

Thoracoabdominal aortic ectasia

Diagnosis Code I77.812

ICD-10: I77.812
Short Description: Thoracoabdominal aortic ectasia
Long Description: Thoracoabdominal aortic ectasia
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I77.812

Valid for Submission
The code I77.812 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Diseases of arteries, arterioles and capillaries (I70-I79)
      • Other disorders of arteries and arterioles (I77)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code I77.812 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITH MCC 299
  • PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITH CC 300
  • PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC 301

Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • 447.73 - Thoracoabd aortc ectasia

Synonyms
  • Dilatation of descending aorta

Information for Patients


Vascular Diseases

The vascular system is the body's network of blood vessels. It includes the arteries, veins and capillaries that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. Arteries can become thick and stiff, a problem called atherosclerosis. Blood clots can clog vessels and block blood flow to the heart or brain. Weakened blood vessels can burst, causing bleeding inside the body.

You are more likely to have vascular disease as you get older. Other factors that make vascular disease more likely include

  • Family history of vascular or heart diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Illness or injury
  • Long periods of sitting or standing still
  • Any condition that affects the heart and blood vessels, such as diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Losing weight, eating healthy foods, being active and not smoking can help vascular disease. Other treatments include medicines and surgery.

  • Aortic arch syndrome
  • Arterial embolism
  • Arteriogram
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Duplex ultrasound
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous ulcers -- self-care


[Read More]
Previous Code
Previous Code I77.811
Next Code
I77.819 Next Code