ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 276.61

Transfsn w circ overload

Diagnosis Code 276.61

ICD-9: 276.61
Short Description: Transfsn w circ overload
Long Description: Transfusion associated circulatory overload
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 276.61

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Other metabolic disorders and immunity disorders (270-279)
      • 276 Disorders of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • E87.71 - Transfusion associated circulatory overload

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 276.61 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Overload
      • fluid 276.69
        • due to transfusion (blood) (blood components) 276.61
      • transfusion associated circulatory (TACO) 276.61
    • TACO (transfusion associated circulatory overload) 276.61

Information for Patients

Blood Transfusion and Donation

Every year, millions of people in the United States receive life-saving blood transfusions. During a transfusion, you receive whole blood or parts of blood such as

  • Red blood cells - cells that carry oxygen to and from tissues and organs
  • Platelets - cells that form clots to control bleeding
  • Plasma - the liquid part of the blood that helps clotting. You may need it if you have been badly burned, have liver failure or a severe infection.

Most blood transfusions go very smoothly. Some infectious agents, such as HIV, can survive in blood and infect the person receiving the blood transfusion. To keep blood safe, blood banks carefully screen donated blood. The risk of catching a virus from a blood transfusion is low.

Sometimes it is possible to have a transfusion of your own blood. During surgery, you may need a blood transfusion because of blood loss. If you are having a surgery that you're able to schedule months in advance, your doctor may ask whether you would like to use your own blood, instead of donated blood. If so, you will need to have blood drawn one or more times before the surgery. A blood bank will store your blood for your use.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Blood donation before surgery
  • Blood transfusions

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Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine and body fluids. Maintaining the right balance of electrolytes helps your body's blood chemistry, muscle action and other processes. Sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, phosphate and magnesium are all electrolytes. You get them from the foods you eat and the fluids you drink.

Levels of electrolytes in your body can become too low or too high. That can happen when the amount of water in your body changes, causing dehydration or overhydration. Causes include some medicines, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating or kidney problems. Problems most often occur with levels of sodium, potassium or calcium.

  • Aldosterone blood test
  • Antidiuretic hormone blood test
  • Basic metabolic panel
  • Dehydration
  • Electrolytes
  • Fluid imbalance
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Hypophosphatemia
  • Osmolality - blood
  • Osmolality - urine
  • Phosphorus blood test
  • Serum magnesium - test
  • Urine specific gravity

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