ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I61.6

Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage, multiple localized

Diagnosis Code I61.6

ICD-10: I61.6
Short Description: Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage, multiple localized
Long Description: Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage, multiple localized
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I61.6

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)
      • Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage (I61)

Information for Patients

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Also called: Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

A stroke is a medical emergency. There are two types - ischemic and hemorrhagic. Hemorrhagic stroke is the less common type. It happens when a blood vessel breaks and bleeds into the brain. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. Causes include a bleeding aneurysm, an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), or an artery wall that breaks open.

Symptoms of stroke are

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

It is important to treat strokes as quickly as possible. With a hemorrhagic stroke, the first steps are to find the cause of bleeding in the brain and then control it. Surgery may be needed. Post-stroke rehabilitation can help people overcome disabilities caused by stroke damage.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Preventing stroke
  • Stroke - discharge

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