ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 441.01

Dsct of thoracic aorta

Diagnosis Code 441.01

ICD-9: 441.01
Short Description: Dsct of thoracic aorta
Long Description: Dissection of aorta, thoracic
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 441.01

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Diseases of arteries, arterioles, and capillaries (440-449)
      • 441 Aortic aneurysm and dissection

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • I71.01 - Dissection of thoracic aorta

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 441.01 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Aortic Aneurysm

Also called: AAA, TAA

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 - these occur in the part of the aorta running through the chest
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms - 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
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open - discharge
  • Aortic aneurysm repair - endovascular
  • Aortic aneurysm repair - endovascular- discharge
  • Aortic angiography
  • Aortic dissection
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm

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