ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V45.81

Aortocoronary bypass

Diagnosis Code V45.81

ICD-9: V45.81
Short Description: Aortocoronary bypass
Long Description: Aortocoronary bypass status
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V45.81

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons with a condition influencing their health status (V40-V49)
      • V45 Other postsurgical states

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z95.1 - Presence of aortocoronary bypass graft

  • Bidirectional cardiovascular shunt
  • Coronary graft stenosis
  • Coronary stent occluded
  • History of coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Recurrent angina status post coronary artery bypass graft
  • Recurrent angina status post coronary stent placement

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V45.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Also called: Bypass surgery, CABG, Coronary artery bypass graft

In coronary artery disease (CAD), the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to your heart muscle grow hardened and narrowed. You may try treatments such as lifestyle changes, medicines, and angioplasty, a procedure to open the arteries. If these treatments don't help, you may need coronary artery bypass surgery.

The surgery creates a new path for blood to flow to the heart. The surgeon takes a healthy piece of vein from the leg or artery from the chest or wrist. Then the surgeon attaches it to the coronary artery, just above and below the narrowed area or blockage. This allows blood to bypass (get around) the blockage. Sometimes people need more than one bypass.

The results of the surgery usually are excellent. Many people remain symptom-free for many years. You may need surgery again if blockages form in the grafted arteries or veins or in arteries that weren't blocked before. Lifestyle changes and medicines may help prevent arteries from becoming clogged again.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart bypass surgery - discharge
  • Heart bypass surgery - minimally invasive
  • Heart bypass surgery - minimally invasive - discharge

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