ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 449

Septic arterial embolism

Diagnosis Code 449

ICD-9: 449
Short Description: Septic arterial embolism
Long Description: Septic arterial embolism
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 449

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Diseases of arteries, arterioles, and capillaries (440-449)
      • 449 Septic arterial embolism

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • I76 - Septic arterial embolism

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 449 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Embolism 444.9
      • artery 444.9
        • pyemic 449
          • pulmonary 415.12
        • septic 449
          • pulmonary 415.12
      • septic 415.12
        • arterial 449

Information for Patients

Vascular Diseases

The vascular system is the body's network of blood vessels. It includes the arteries, veins and capillaries that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. Arteries can become thick and stiff, a problem called atherosclerosis. Blood clots can clog vessels and block blood flow to the heart or brain. Weakened blood vessels can burst, causing bleeding inside the body.

You are more likely to have vascular disease as you get older. Other factors that make vascular disease more likely include

  • Family history of vascular or heart diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Illness or injury
  • Long periods of sitting or standing still
  • Any condition that affects the heart and blood vessels, such as diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Losing weight, eating healthy foods, being active and not smoking can help vascular disease. Other treatments include medicines and surgery.

  • Aortic arch syndrome
  • Arterial embolism
  • Arteriogram
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Distal splenorenal shunt
  • Duplex ultrasound
  • Hereditary angioedema
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Mesenteric angiography
  • Mesenteric artery ischemia
  • SVC obstruction
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous ulcers -- self-care
  • Volkmann ischemic contracture

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