ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I79.0

Aneurysm of aorta in diseases classified elsewhere

Diagnosis Code I79.0

ICD-10: I79.0
Short Description: Aneurysm of aorta in diseases classified elsewhere
Long Description: Aneurysm of aorta in diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I79.0

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The code I79.0 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)
      • Disord of art, arterioles and capilare in dis classd elswhr (I79)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
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Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code I79.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

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

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code I79.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Aortic Aneurysm

An aneurysm is a bulge or "ballooning" in the wall of an artery. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. If an aneurysm grows large, it can burst and cause dangerous bleeding or even death.

Most aneurysms are in the aorta, the main artery that runs from the heart through the chest and abdomen.

There are two types of aortic aneurysm:

  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) - these occur in the part of the aorta running through the chest
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) - these occur in the part of the aorta running through the abdomen

Most aneurysms are found during tests done for other reasons. Some people are at high risk for aneurysms. It is important for them to get screening, because aneurysms can develop and become large before causing any symptoms. Screening is recommended for people between the ages of 65 and 75 if they have a family history, or if they are men who have smoked. Doctors use imaging tests to find aneurysms. Medicines and surgery are the two main treatments.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Aortic aneurysm repair - endovascular (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Aortic aneurysm repair - endovascular- discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Aortic dissection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm (Medical Encyclopedia)


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