ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 996.71

Comp-heart valve prosth

Diagnosis Code 996.71

ICD-9: 996.71
Short Description: Comp-heart valve prosth
Long Description: Other complications due to heart valve prosthesis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 996.71

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (996-999)
      • 996 Complications peculiar to certain specified procedures

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acute prosthetic aortic valve regurgitation
  • Acute prosthetic mitral valve regurgitation
  • Acute prosthetic tricuspid valve regurgitation
  • Disorder of aortic valve prosthesis
  • Disorder of atrioventricular
  • Disorder of left atrioventricular
  • Disorder of mitral valve prosthesis
  • Disorder of pulmonary valve prosthesis
  • Disorder of right atrioventricular
  • Disorder of tricuspid valve prosthesis
  • Disorder of truncal valve prosthesis
  • Prosthetic aortic valve stenosis
  • Prosthetic aortic valve stenosis and regurgitation
  • Prosthetic cardiac valve calcification
  • Prosthetic cardiac valve component embolism
  • Prosthetic cardiac valve thrombosis
  • Prosthetic cardiac valve vegetation
  • Prosthetic mitral valve calcific stenosis
  • Prosthetic mitral valve stenosis
  • Prosthetic mitral valve stenosis and regurgitation
  • Prosthetic pulmonary valve regurgitation
  • Prosthetic pulmonary valve stenosis
  • Prosthetic tricuspid valve regurgitation
  • Prosthetic tricuspid valve stenosis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 996.71 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Heart Surgery

Also called: Cardiac surgery

Heart surgery can correct problems with the heart if other treatments haven't worked or can't be used. The most common type of heart surgery for adults is coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). During CABG, a healthy artery or vein from the body is connected, or grafted, to a blocked coronary (heart) artery.

Doctors also use heart surgery to

  • Repair or replace heart valves, which control blood flow through the heart
  • Repair abnormal or damaged structures in the heart
  • Implant medical devices that help control the heartbeat or support heart function and blood flow
  • Replace a damaged heart with a healthy heart from a donor
  • Treat heart failure and coronary heart disease
  • Control abnormal heart rhythms

Heart surgery has risks, even though its results often are excellent. Risks include bleeding, infection, irregular heartbeats, and stroke. The risk is higher if you are older or a woman. The risk is also higher if you have other diseases or conditions, such as diabetes, kidney disease, lung disease, or peripheral arterial disease.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Aortic valve surgery - open
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Heart valve surgery - discharge
  • Mitral valve surgery - minimally invasive
  • Mitral valve surgery - open
  • Open heart surgery
  • Pediatric heart surgery - discharge
  • Sternal exploration or closure

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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

  • Absent pulmonary valve
  • Aortic insufficiency
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Aortic valve surgery - minimally invasive
  • Aortic valve surgery - open
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac catheterization - discharge
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Exercise stress test
  • Heart murmurs and other sounds
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Heart valve surgery - discharge
  • Left heart catheterization
  • Left heart ventricular angiography
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral valve regurgitation
  • Mitral valve surgery - minimally invasive
  • Mitral valve surgery - open
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis
  • Right heart ventriculography
  • Tricuspid regurgitation

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