ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 996.61

React-cardiac dev/graft

Diagnosis Code 996.61

ICD-9: 996.61
Short Description: React-cardiac dev/graft
Long Description: Infection and inflammatory reaction due to cardiac device, implant, and graft
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 996.61

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (996-999)
      • 996 Complications peculiar to certain specified procedures

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abscess at site of cardiac valve prosthesis
  • Abscess of cardiovascular heterograft
  • Abscess of cardiovascular homograft
  • Abscess of vascular cardiac conduit
  • Endocarditis of prosthetic aortic valve
  • Endocarditis of prosthetic mitral valve
  • Endocarditis of prosthetic pulmonary valve
  • Endocarditis of prosthetic tricuspid valve
  • Fibrosis of cardiac pacemaker electrode
  • Implanted defibrillator electrode infection
  • Implanted defibrillator generator infection
  • Infected aortic graft
  • Infected pacemaker
  • Infection and inflammatory reaction due to cardiac valve prosthesis
  • Infection associated with biventricular automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Infection associated with cardiac implant
  • Infection of biventricular cardiac pacemaker
  • Infection of cardiac graft
  • Infection of pacemaker pulse generator site
  • Infective endocarditis at site of implanted vascular shunt
  • Infective endocarditis of heterograft
  • Infective endocarditis of homograft
  • Inflammation associated with cardiac implant
  • Intra-aortic balloon infection
  • Pacemaker electrode infection
  • Prosthetic valve endocarditis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 996.61 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Balloon angioplasty

If you have coronary artery disease, the arteries in your heart are narrowed or blocked by a sticky material called plaque. Angioplasty is a procedure to restore blood flow through the artery.

You have angioplasty in a hospital. The doctor threads a thin tube through a blood vessel in the arm or groin up to the involved site in the artery. The tube has a tiny balloon on the end. When the tube is in place, the doctor inflates the balloon to push the plaque outward against the wall of the artery. This widens the artery and restores blood flow.

Doctors may use angioplasty to

  • Reduce chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart
  • Minimize damage to heart muscle from a heart attack

Many people go home the day after angioplasty, and are able to return to work within a week of coming home.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Angioplasty and stent - heart - discharge
  • Angioplasty and stent placement - heart

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Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Also called: Bypass surgery, CABG, Coronary artery bypass graft

In coronary artery disease (CAD), the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to your heart muscle grow hardened and narrowed. You may try treatments such as lifestyle changes, medicines, and angioplasty, a procedure to open the arteries. If these treatments don't help, you may need coronary artery bypass surgery.

The surgery creates a new path for blood to flow to the heart. The surgeon takes a healthy piece of vein from the leg or artery from the chest or wrist. Then the surgeon attaches it to the coronary artery, just above and below the narrowed area or blockage. This allows blood to bypass (get around) the blockage. Sometimes people need more than one bypass.

The results of the surgery usually are excellent. Many people remain symptom-free for many years. You may need surgery again if blockages form in the grafted arteries or veins or in arteries that weren't blocked before. Lifestyle changes and medicines may help prevent arteries from becoming clogged again.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart bypass surgery - discharge
  • Heart bypass surgery - minimally invasive
  • Heart bypass surgery - minimally invasive - discharge

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Heart Surgery

Also called: Cardiac surgery

Heart surgery can correct problems with the heart if other treatments haven't worked or can't be used. The most common type of heart surgery for adults is coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). During CABG, a healthy artery or vein from the body is connected, or grafted, to a blocked coronary (heart) artery.

Doctors also use heart surgery to

  • Repair or replace heart valves, which control blood flow through the heart
  • Repair abnormal or damaged structures in the heart
  • Implant medical devices that help control the heartbeat or support heart function and blood flow
  • Replace a damaged heart with a healthy heart from a donor
  • Treat heart failure and coronary heart disease
  • Control abnormal heart rhythms

Heart surgery has risks, even though its results often are excellent. Risks include bleeding, infection, irregular heartbeats, and stroke. The risk is higher if you are older or a woman. The risk is also higher if you have other diseases or conditions, such as diabetes, kidney disease, lung disease, or peripheral arterial disease.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Aortic valve surgery - open
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Heart valve surgery - discharge
  • Mitral valve surgery - minimally invasive
  • Mitral valve surgery - open
  • Open heart surgery
  • Pediatric heart surgery - discharge
  • Sternal exploration or closure

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