ICD-10-CM Code I23.6

Thrombosis of atrium, auricular appendage, and ventricle as current complications following acute myocardial infarction

Version 2020 Billable Code Adult Diagnoses Cardiology

Valid for Submission

I23.6 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of thrombosis of atrium, auricular appendage, and ventricle as current complications following acute myocardial infarction. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code I23.6 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like left ventricular thrombus, mural thrombus of heart, mural thrombus of heart, mural thrombus of left ventricle, mural thrombus of left ventricle following acute myocardial infarction, mural thrombus of right ventricle, etc

The code I23.6 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 through 124 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.

The code is commonly used in cardiology medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as selected atherosclerosis, ischemia, and infarction.

ICD-10:I23.6
Short Description:Thombos of atrium/auric append/ventr as current comp fol AMI
Long Description:Thrombosis of atrium, auricular appendage, and ventricle as current complications following acute myocardial infarction

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code I23.6:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • thrombosis of atrium, auricular appendage, and ventricle not specified as current complication following acute myocardial infarction I51.3

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code I23.6 are found in the index:


Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Adult diagnoses - Adult. Age range is 15–124 years inclusive (e.g., senile delirium, mature cataract).

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Left ventricular thrombus
  • Mural thrombus of heart
  • Mural thrombus of heart
  • Mural thrombus of left ventricle
  • Mural thrombus of left ventricle following acute myocardial infarction
  • Mural thrombus of right ventricle
  • Mural thrombus of right ventricle following acute myocardial infarction
  • Post-infarction mural thrombus
  • Post-infarction mural thrombus
  • Right ventricular thrombus
  • Thrombosis of atrium, auricular appendage, and ventricle due to and following acute myocardial infarction

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code I23.6 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 314 - OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 315 - OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 316 - OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert I23.6 to ICD-9

  • 429.79 - Other sequelae of MI NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Ischemic heart diseases (I20-I25)
      • Certain crnt comp fol STEMI & NSTEMI mocard infrc <= 28 day (I23)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Heart Attack

Each year almost 800,000 Americans have a heart attack. A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart suddenly becomes blocked. Without the blood coming in, the heart can't get oxygen. If not treated quickly, the heart muscle begins to die. But if you do get quick treatment, you may be able to prevent or limit damage to the heart muscle. That's why it's important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and call 911 if you or someone else is having them. You should call, even if you are not sure that it is a heart attack.

The most common symptoms in men and women are

  • Chest discomfort. It is often in center or left side of the chest. It usually lasts more than a few minutes. It may go away and come back. It can feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain. It also can feel like heartburn or indigestion.
  • Shortness of breath. Sometimes this is your only symptom. You may get it before or during the chest discomfort. It can happen when you are resting or doing a little bit of physical activity.
  • Discomfort in the upper body. You may feel pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, shoulders, neck, jaw, or upper part of the stomach.

You may also have other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and lightheadedness. You may break out in a cold sweat. Sometimes women will have different symptoms then men. For example, they are more likely to feel tired for no reason.

The most common cause of heart attacks is coronary artery disease (CAD). With CAD, there is a buildup of cholesterol and other material, called plaque, on their inner walls or the arteries. This is atherosclerosis. It can build up for years. Eventually an area of plaque can rupture (break open). A blood clot can form around the plaque and block the artery.

A less common cause of heart attack is a severe spasm (tightening) of a coronary artery. The spasm cuts off blood flow through the artery.

At the hospital, health care providers make a diagnosis based on your symptoms, blood tests, and different heart health tests. Treatments may include medicines and medical procedures such as coronary angioplasty. After a heart attack, cardiac rehabilitation and lifestyle changes can help you recover.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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