ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V81.1

Screen for hypertension

Diagnosis Code V81.1

ICD-9: V81.1
Short Description: Screen for hypertension
Long Description: Screening for hypertension
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V81.1

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons without reported diagnosis encountered during examination and investigation of individuals and populations (V70-V82)
      • V81 Special screening for cardiovascular, respiratory, and genitourinary diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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Information for Patients

Health Screening

Also called: Screening tests

Screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they're easier to treat. You can get some screenings in your doctor's office. Others need special equipment, so you may need to go to a different office or clinic.

Some conditions that doctors commonly screen for include

  • Breast cancer and cervical cancer in women
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Prostate cancer in men

Which tests you need depends on your age, your sex, your family history, and whether you have risk factors for certain diseases. After a screening test, ask when you will get the results and whom to talk to about them.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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High Blood Pressure

Also called: Benign essential hypertension, Essential hypertension, HBP, HTN, Hypertension

Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps 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 called diastolic pressure.

Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. A reading of

  • 119/79 or lower is normal blood pressure
  • 140/90 or higher is high blood pressure
  • Between 120 and 139 for the top number, or between 80 and 89 for the bottom number is called prehypertension. Prehypertension means you may end up with high blood pressure, unless you take steps to prevent it.

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but it can cause serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure.

You can control high blood pressure through healthy lifestyle habits such as exercise and the DASH diet and taking medicines, if needed.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • ACE inhibitors
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Blood pressure monitors for home
  • Controlling your high blood pressure
  • Drug-induced hypertension
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood pressure and eye disease
  • High blood pressure medications
  • Hypertensive heart disease
  • Low-salt diet
  • Malignant hypertension
  • Renovascular hypertension
  • Talk with Your Health Care Provider about High Blood Pressure (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

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