Diagnosis Code I15
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code I15 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- postprocedural hypertension (I97.3)
- Type 2 Excludes Notes: "And"
The word “and” should be interpreted to mean either “and” or “or” when it appears in a title.
- secondary hypertension involving vessels of brain (I60-I69)
- secondary hypertension involving vessels of eye (H35.0-)
- Code Also: “Code also note”
A “code also” note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
- underlying condition
Information for Patients
Also called: Benign essential hypertension, Essential hypertension, HBP, HTN, Hypertension
Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure.
Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. A reading of
- 119/79 or lower is normal blood pressure
- 140/90 or higher is high blood pressure
- Between 120 and 139 for the top number, or between 80 and 89 for the bottom number is called prehypertension. Prehypertension means you may end up with high blood pressure, unless you take steps to prevent it.
High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but it can cause serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure.
You can control high blood pressure through healthy lifestyle habits such as exercise and the DASH diet and taking medicines, if needed.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- ACE inhibitors
- Blood pressure measurement
- Blood pressure monitors for home
- Controlling your high blood pressure
- Drug-induced hypertension
- High blood pressure
- High blood pressure and eye disease
- High blood pressure medications
- Hypertensive heart disease
- Low-salt diet
- Malignant hypertension
- Renovascular hypertension
- Talk with Your Health Care Provider about High Blood Pressure (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)