Billable Medical Code for Unspecified Disease of Pericardium
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 423.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 423.9.
The Short Description Is: Pericardial disease NOS.
Pericardial effusion is also known as chest pain due to pericarditis, chest pain of pericarditis, pericardial effusion, pericardial effusion (fluid around heart), pericarditis, pericarditis (inflammation of heart sac), and pericarditis pain (inflammation of heart sac).
Pericardial Effusion Definition and Symptoms
Pericardial effusion is when too much fluid builds up around the heart due to inflammation of the pericardium. Some of the most common causes are viral infections, heart attack, autoimmune disorders, and lupus. Symptoms are rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, discomfort when breathing, chest pain, cough, and low grade fever.