ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 074.20

Coxsackie carditis NOS

Diagnosis Code 074.20

ICD-9: 074.20
Short Description: Coxsackie carditis NOS
Long Description: Coxsackie carditis, unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 074.20

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Other diseases due to viruses and Chlamydiae (070-079)
      • 074 Specific diseases due to Coxsackie virus

Information for Patients


Also called: Dilated cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Myocardiopathy, Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is the name for diseases of the heart muscle. These diseases enlarge your heart muscle or make it thicker and more rigid than normal. In rare cases, scar tissue replaces the muscle tissue.

Some people live long, healthy lives with cardiomyopathy. Some people don't even realize they have it. In others, however, it can make the heart less able to pump blood through the body. This can cause serious complications, including

  • Heart failure
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Heart valve problems
  • Sudden cardiac arrest

Heart attacks, high blood pressure, infections, and other diseases can all cause cardiomyopathy. Some types of cardiomyopathy run in families. In many people, however, the cause is unknown. Treatment might involve medicines, surgery, other medical procedures, and lifestyle changes.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac catheterization - discharge
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Myocardial biopsy
  • Myocarditis
  • Peripartum cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy

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Viral Infections

Viruses are capsules with genetic material inside. They are very tiny, much smaller than bacteria. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox and hemorrhagic fevers.

Viruses are like hijackers. They invade living, normal cells and use those cells to multiply and produce other viruses like themselves. This eventually kills the cells, which can make you sick.

Viral infections are hard to treat because viruses live inside your body's cells. They are "protected" from medicines, which usually move through your bloodstream. Antibiotics do not work for viral infections. There are a few antiviral medicines available. Vaccines can help prevent you from getting many viral diseases.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Chikungunya virus
  • ECHO virus
  • Enterovirus D68
  • Hand-foot-mouth disease
  • Herpangina
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Parainfluenza
  • Roseola

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