ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 780.2

Syncope and collapse

Diagnosis Code 780.2

ICD-9: 780.2
Short Description: Syncope and collapse
Long Description: Syncope and collapse
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 780.2

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 780 General symptoms

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • R55 - Syncope and collapse

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Syncope

Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness. If you're about to faint, you'll feel dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseous. Your field of vision may "white out" or "black out." Your skin may be cold and clammy. You lose muscle control at the same time, and may fall down.

Fainting usually happens when your blood pressure drops suddenly, causing a decrease in blood flow to your brain. It is more common in older people. Some causes of fainting include

  • Heat or dehydration
  • Emotional distress
  • Standing up too quickly
  • Certain medicines
  • Drop in blood sugar
  • Heart problems

When someone faints, make sure that the airway is clear and check for breathing. The person should stay lying down for 10-15 minutes. Most people recover completely. Fainting is usually nothing to worry about, but it can sometimes be a sign of a serious problem. If you faint, it's important to see your health care provider and find out why it happened.

  • Fainting

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