ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T82.6

Infect/inflm reaction due to cardiac valve prosthesis

Diagnosis Code T82.6

ICD-10: T82.6
Short Description: Infect/inflm reaction due to cardiac valve prosthesis
Long Description: Infection and inflammatory reaction due to cardiac valve prosthesis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T82.6

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (T80-T88)
      • Complications of cardiac and vascular prosth dev/grft (T82)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code T82.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


    Information for Patients


    Heart Valve Diseases

    Also called: Valvular heart disease

    Your heart has four valves. Normally, these valves open to let blood flow through or out of your heart, and then shut to keep it from flowing backward. But sometimes they don't work properly. If they don't, you could have

    • Regurgitation - when blood leaks back through the valve in the wrong direction
    • Mitral valve prolapse - when one of the valves, the mitral valve, has "floppy" flaps and doesn't close tightly. It's one of the most common heart valve conditions. Sometimes it causes regurgitation.
    • Stenosis - when the valve doesn't open enough and blocks blood flow

    Valve problems can be present at birth or caused by infections, heart attacks, or heart disease or damage. The main sign of heart valve disease is an unusual heartbeat sound called a heart murmur. Your doctor can hear a heart murmur with a stethoscope. But many people have heart murmurs without having a problem. Heart tests can show if you have a heart valve disease. Some valve problems are minor and do not need treatment. Others might require medicine, medical procedures, or surgery to repair or replace the valve.

    NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

    • Aortic insufficiency (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Aortic stenosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Aortic valve surgery - minimally invasive (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Aortic valve surgery - open (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Bicuspid aortic valve (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Heart murmurs and other sounds (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Heart valve surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Tricuspid regurgitation (Medical Encyclopedia)


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