ICD-10-CM Code Q25

Congenital malformations of great arteries

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Q25 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of congenital malformations of great arteries. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Q25
Short Description:Congenital malformations of great arteries
Long Description:Congenital malformations of great arteries

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Q25.0 - Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Q25.1 - Coarctation of aorta
  • Q25.2 - Atresia of aorta
  • Q25.21 - Interruption of aortic arch
  • Q25.29 - Other atresia of aorta
  • Q25.3 - Supravalvular aortic stenosis
  • Q25.4 - Other congenital malformations of aorta
  • Q25.40 - Congenital malformation of aorta unspecified
  • Q25.41 - Absence and aplasia of aorta
  • Q25.42 - Hypoplasia of aorta
  • Q25.43 - Congenital aneurysm of aorta
  • Q25.44 - Congenital dilation of aorta
  • Q25.45 - Double aortic arch
  • Q25.46 - Tortuous aortic arch
  • Q25.47 - Right aortic arch
  • Q25.48 - Anomalous origin of subclavian artery
  • Q25.49 - Other congenital malformations of aorta
  • Q25.5 - Atresia of pulmonary artery
  • Q25.6 - Stenosis of pulmonary artery
  • Q25.7 - Other congenital malformations of pulmonary artery
  • Q25.71 - Coarctation of pulmonary artery
  • Q25.72 - Congenital pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
  • Q25.79 - Other congenital malformations of pulmonary artery
  • Q25.8 - Other congenital malformations of other great arteries
  • Q25.9 - Congenital malformation of great arteries, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Congenital malformations of the circulatory system (Q20-Q28)
      • Congenital malformations of great arteries (Q25)

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


Congenital Heart Defects

A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart. It is present at birth. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect. The defects can involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart, and the arteries and veins near the heart. They can disrupt the normal flow of blood through the heart. The blood flow can slow down, go in the wrong direction or to the wrong place, or be blocked completely.

Doctors use a physical exam and special heart tests to diagnose congenital heart defects. They often find severe defects during pregnancy or soon after birth. Signs and symptoms of severe defects in newborns include

  • Rapid breathing
  • Cyanosis - a bluish tint to the skin, lips, and fingernails
  • Fatigue
  • Poor blood circulation

Many congenital heart defects cause few or no signs and symptoms. They are often not diagnosed until children are older.

Many children with congenital heart defects don't need treatment, but others do. Treatment can include medicines, catheter procedures, surgery, and heart transplants. The treatment depends on the type of the defect, how severe it is, and a child's age, size, and general health.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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