Congenital malformations of cardiac septa Q21-

Type 1 Excludes
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  • acquired cardiac septal defect (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I51.0

    Cardiac septal defect, acquired

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
    Applicable To
    • Acquired septal atrial defect (old)
    • Acquired septal auricular defect (old)
    • Acquired septal ventricular defect (old)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • cardiac septal defect as current complication following acute myocardial infarction (I23.1, I23.2)
Clinical Information
  • A congenital disorder characterized by the presence of an abnormal communication between the atria or the ventricles of the heart due to defects in the cardiac septum.
  • Abnormalities in any part of the heart septum resulting in abnormal communication between the left and the right chambers of the heart. The abnormal blood flow inside the heart may be caused by defects in the atrial septum, the ventricular septum, or both.
  • Defects in the cardiac septa, resulting in abnormal communications between the opposite chambers of the heart that exist at, and usually before, birth regardless of their causation.
  • Q21 Congenital malformations of cardiac septa
    • Q21.0 Ventricular septal defect
    • Q21.1 Atrial septal defect
    • Q21.2 Atrioventricular septal defect
    • Q21.3 Tetralogy of Fallot
    • Q21.4 Aortopulmonary septal defect
    • Q21.8 Other congenital malformations of cardiac septa
    • Q21.9 Congenital malformation of cardiac septum, unspecified