ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 433.11

Ocl crtd art w infrct

Diagnosis Code 433.11

ICD-9: 433.11
Short Description: Ocl crtd art w infrct
Long Description: Occlusion and stenosis of carotid artery with cerebral infarction
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 433.11

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Cerebrovascular disease (430-438)
      • 433 Occlusion and stenosis of precerebral arteries

Information for Patients

Carotid Artery Disease

Your carotid arteries are two large blood vessels in your neck. They supply your brain with blood. If you have carotid artery disease, the arteries become narrow, usually because of atherosclerosis. This is the buildup of cholesterol and other material in an artery. If a blood clot sticks in the narrowed arteries, blood can't reach your brain. This is one of the causes of stroke.

Carotid artery disease often does not cause symptoms, but there are tests that can tell your doctor if you have it. If the arteries are very narrow, you may need an operation called an endarterectomy to remove the plaque. For less severe narrowing, a medicine to prevent blood clots can reduce your risk of stroke. Another option for people who can't have surgery is carotid angioplasty. This involves placing balloons and/or stents into the artery to open it and hold it open.

  • Angioplasty and stent placement - carotid artery
  • Angioplasty and stent placement - carotid artery - discharge
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Carotid artery stenosis -- self-care
  • Carotid artery surgery
  • Carotid artery surgery - discharge
  • Carotid duplex

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Ischemic Stroke

Also called: Embolic Stroke, Thrombotic stroke

A stroke is a medical emergency. There are two types - ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke is the most common type. It is usually caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. This keeps blood from flowing to the brain. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. Another cause is stenosis, or narrowing of the artery. This can happen because of atherosclerosis, a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) occur when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted briefly. Having a TIA can mean you are at risk for having a more serious stroke.

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. Blood thinners may be used to stop a stroke while it is happening by quickly dissolving the blood clot. Post-stroke rehabilitation can help people overcome disabilities caused by stroke damage.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Preventing stroke
  • Stroke - discharge
  • Thrombolytic therapy

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