ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V42.1

Heart transplant status

Diagnosis Code V42.1

ICD-9: V42.1
Short Description: Heart transplant status
Long Description: Heart replaced by transplant
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V42.1

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with a condition influencing their health status (V40-V49)
      • V42 Organ or tissue replaced by transplant

Information for Medical Professionals

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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