I06.0: Rheumatic aortic stenosis

Your immune system has attacked your heart. As a result, your aortic valve has narrowed.

The heart pumps blood through the body. Inside the heart are 4 chambers. There are 2 heart atria and 2 ventricles. Both heart atria and both ventricles are separated from each other by a partition. There are 4 valves in the heart. These valves ensure that the blood flows in the right direction. So they have to close tightly. They also have to open up fully so that the blood can be properly pumped out of the heart.

The aortic valve is the valve between the left ventricle and the main artery. Your aortic valve is no longer opening properly. If the aortic valve is not opening properly, the blood does not flow as well through the valve. The heart then has to work harder to pump enough blood to the body. You may have various symptoms as a result. One may be short of breath, and feel weak or tired. One may also feel dizzy or have chest pain.

In the past you had an infection caused by certain bacteria. You had a sore throat or tonsillitis caused by bacteria. Your immune system fought the bacteria using certain antibodies. However, these antibodies can also attack the body’s tissue. The antibodies have damaged your aortic valve.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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