Diagnosis Code I71
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code I71 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
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.
- aortic ectasia (I77.81-)
- syphilitic aortic aneurysm (A52.01)
- traumatic aortic aneurysm (S25.09, S35.09)
Information for Patients
An aneurysm is a bulge or "ballooning" in the wall of an artery. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. If an aneurysm grows large, it can burst and cause dangerous bleeding or even death.
Most aneurysms are in the aorta, the main artery that runs from the heart through the chest and abdomen.
There are two types of aortic aneurysm:
- Thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) - these occur in the part of the aorta running through the chest
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) - these occur in the part of the aorta running through the abdomen
Most aneurysms are found during tests done for other reasons. Some people are at high risk for aneurysms. It is important for them to get screening, because aneurysms can develop and become large before causing any symptoms. Screening is recommended for people between the ages of 65 and 75 if they have a family history, or if they are men who have smoked. Doctors use imaging tests to find aneurysms. Medicines and surgery are the two main treatments.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Aortic aneurysm repair - endovascular (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Aortic aneurysm repair - endovascular- discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Aortic dissection (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm (Medical Encyclopedia)