ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 458.1

Chronic hypotension

Diagnosis Code 458.1

ICD-9: 458.1
Short Description: Chronic hypotension
Long Description: Chronic hypotension
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 458.1

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Diseases of veins and lymphatics, and other diseases of circulatory system (451-459)
      • 458 Hypotension

Information for Patients

Low Blood Pressure

Also called: Hypotension, LBP

You've probably heard that high blood pressure is a problem. Sometimes blood pressure that is too low can also cause problems.

Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps out 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 the diastolic pressure. Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually they're written one above or before the other, such as 120/80. If your blood pressure reading is 90/60 or lower, you have low blood pressure.

Some people have low blood pressure all the time. They have no symptoms and their low readings are normal for them. In other people, blood pressure drops below normal because of a medical condition or certain medicines. Some people may have symptoms of low blood pressure when standing up too quickly. Low blood pressure is a problem only if it causes dizziness, fainting or in extreme cases, shock.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Low blood pressure

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