ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 996.83

Compl heart transplant

Diagnosis Code 996.83

ICD-9: 996.83
Short Description: Compl heart transplant
Long Description: Complications of transplanted heart
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 996.83

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

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Heart Transplantation

A heart transplant removes a damaged or diseased heart and replaces it with a healthy one. The healthy heart comes from a donor who has died. It is the last resort for people with heart failure when all other treatments have failed. The heart failure might have been caused by coronary heart disease, damaged heart valves or heart muscles, congenital heart defects, or viral infections of the heart.

Although heart transplant surgery is a life-saving measure, it has many risks. Careful monitoring, treatment, and regular medical care can prevent or help manage some of these risks.

After the surgery, most heart transplant patients can return to their normal levels of activity. However, fewer than 30 percent return to work for many different reasons.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Heart transplant

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