ICD-10-CM Code P29.0

Neonatal cardiac failure

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P29.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neonatal cardiac failure. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P29.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute congestive heart failure, acute heart failure, acute left ventricular failure, acute left-sided congestive heart failure, acute left-sided heart failure, acute right-sided congestive heart failure, etc

Short Description:Neonatal cardiac failure
Long Description:Neonatal cardiac failure

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 P29.0 are found in the index:


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

  • Acute congestive heart failure
  • Acute heart failure
  • Acute left ventricular failure
  • Acute left-sided congestive heart failure
  • Acute left-sided heart failure
  • Acute right-sided congestive heart failure
  • Acute right-sided heart failure
  • Biventricular congestive heart failure
  • Congenital cardiac failure
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Congestive heart failure stage B
  • Congestive heart failure stage C
  • Congestive heart failure stage D
  • Congestive heart failure with right heart failure
  • Disorder confirmed
  • Exacerbation of congestive heart failure
  • Heart failure
  • Heart failure confirmed
  • Heart failure with normal ejection fraction
  • Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
  • Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction due to myocarditis
  • High output heart failure
  • Left heart failure
  • Low output heart failure
  • Neonatal cardiac failure
  • Neonatal cardiac failure due to decreased left ventricular output
  • Neonatal cardiac failure due to pulmonary overperfusion
  • Pleural effusion due to another disorder
  • Pleural effusion due to congestive heart failure
  • Refractory heart failure
  • Right heart failure
  • Right heart failure due to pulmonary hypertension
  • Right heart failure secondary to left heart failure
  • Right ventricular failure
  • Symptomatic congestive heart failure
  • X-linked intellectual disability, cardiomegaly, congestive heart failure syndrome

Convert P29.0 to ICD-9

  • 779.89 - Perinatal condition NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Respiratory and cardiovascular disorders specific to the perinatal period (P19-P29)
      • Cardiovascular disorders originating in the perinatal period (P29)

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 Failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It means that your heart is not able to pump blood the way it should. It can affect one or both sides of the heart.

The weakening of the heart's pumping ability causes

  • Blood and fluid to back up into the lungs
  • The buildup of fluid in the feet, ankles and legs - called edema
  • Tiredness and shortness of breath

Common causes of heart failure are coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. It is more common in people who are 65 years old or older, African Americans, people who are overweight, and people who have had a heart attack. Men have a higher rate of heart failure than women.

Your doctor will diagnose heart failure by doing a physical exam and heart tests. Treatment includes treating the underlying cause of your heart failure, medicines, and heart transplantation if other treatments fail.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems

It can be scary when your baby is sick, especially when it is not an everyday problem like a cold or a fever. You may not know whether the problem is serious or how to treat it. If you have concerns about your baby's health, call your health care provider right away.

Learning information about your baby's condition can help ease your worry. Do not be afraid to ask questions about your baby's care. By working together with your health care provider, you make sure that your baby gets the best care possible.

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