135.0: ICD 10 Code for Aortic Stenosis – Your aortic valve has narrowed.
Regarded as one of the most common and serious valve disorders, aortic stenosis (also known as aortic valve stenosis) occurs when the heart’s aortic valve narrows.
The aortic valve – a crucial valve in the body’s blood circulation system – opens to allow blood to flow into the aorta – the main artery that carries blood out of the heart to the body.
If you have aortic stenosis, the valve doesn’t fully open.
This abnormal narrowing makes it very difficult for blood to flow from the heart to the body and to the rest of your body.
When the blood flow through the aortic valve is blocked or reduced, the heart has to work harder to pump blood to the body, which can possibly weaken the heart muscles.
Aortic stenosis is different from spinal stenosis and foraminal stenosis and treatment are also different.
Treatment for this heart condition depends on the severity of the symptoms. Generally, it includes surgery to replace or repair the valve.
If left untreated, this condition can lead to serious heart complications.
Medical billing and coding for aortic stenosis is 135.0 – this is useful information for healthcare providers.
Aortic Stenosis Symptoms
When you have mild aortic stenosis, you may never feel any symptoms. For serious cases, there are some symptoms worth noting, including:
- Chest pain or tightness
- Back pain
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
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