ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 398.91

Rheumatic heart failure

Diagnosis Code 398.91

ICD-9: 398.91
Short Description: Rheumatic heart failure
Long Description: Rheumatic heart failure (congestive)
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 398.91

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Chronic rheumatic heart disease (393-398)
      • 398 Other rheumatic heart disease

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • I09.81 - Rheumatic heart failure

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Heart Failure

Also called: CHF, Cardiac failure, Congestive heart failure, Left-sided heart failure, Right-sided heart failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It means that your heart is not able to pump blood the way it should. It can affect one or both sides of the heart.

The weakening of the heart's pumping ability causes

  • Blood and fluid to back up into the lungs
  • The buildup of fluid in the feet, ankles and legs - called edema
  • Tiredness and shortness of breath

Common causes of heart failure are coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. It is more common in people who are 65 years old or older, African Americans, people who are overweight, and people who have had a heart attack. Men have a higher rate of heart failure than women.

Your doctor will diagnose heart failure by doing a physical exam and heart tests. Treatment includes treating the underlying cause of your heart failure, medicines, and heart transplantation if other treatments fail.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Abdominal tap
  • Brain natriutetic peptide test
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac catheterization - discharge
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Exercise stress test
  • Heart failure - discharge
  • Heart failure - fluids and diuretics
  • Heart failure - home monitoring
  • Heart failure - medicines
  • Heart failure - palliative care
  • Heart failure - surgeries and devices
  • Heart failure - tests
  • Heart failure overview
  • Hypertensive heart disease
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Using oxygen at home
  • Ventricular assist device

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Streptococcal Infections

Also called: Strep

Strep is short for Streptococcus, a type of bacteria. There are two types: group A and group B.

Group A strep causes

  • Strep throat - a sore, red throat, sometimes with white spots on the tonsils
  • Scarlet fever - an illness that follows strep throat. It causes a red rash on the body.
  • Impetigo - a skin infection
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease)

Group B strep can cause blood infections, pneumonia and meningitis in newborns. A screening test during pregnancy can tell if you have it. If you do, I.V. antibiotics during labor can save your baby's life. Adults can also get group B strep infections, especially if they are elderly or already have health problems. Strep B can cause urinary tract infections, blood infections, skin infections and pneumonia in adults.

Antibiotics are used to treat strep infections.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Ecthyma
  • Erysipelas
  • Group B streptococcal septicemia of the newborn
  • Group B streptococcus - pregnancy
  • Perianal streptococcal cellulitis
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Scarlet fever
  • Strep throat
  • Streptococcal screen
  • Sydenham chorea
  • Throat swab culture
  • Toxic shock syndrome

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