ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I63.8

Other cerebral infarction

Diagnosis Code I63.8

ICD-10: I63.8
Short Description: Other cerebral infarction
Long Description: Other cerebral infarction
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I63.8

Not Valid for Submission
The code I63.8 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Deleted Code
This code was deleted in the 2019 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2018. This code was replaced for the FY 2019 (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019).
  • I63.81 - Other cereb infrc due to occls or stenosis of small artery
  • I63.89 - Other cerebral infarction

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)
      • Cerebral infarction (I63)
Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-9
  • 434.91 - Crbl art ocl NOS w infrc (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Acute lacunar infarction
  • Chronic cerebrovascular accident
  • Diffuse cerebrovascular disease
  • Infarct of cerebrum due to iatrogenic cerebrovascular accident
  • Infarction of basal ganglia
  • Left sided cerebral infarction
  • Multi-infarct state
  • Multiple lacunar infarcts
  • Paralytic stroke
  • Periventricular hemorrhagic venous infarct
  • Posterior circulation stroke of uncertain pathology
  • Pure motor lacunar infarction
  • Pure sensorimotor lacunar infarction
  • Pure sensory lacunar infarction
  • Right sided cerebral hemisphere cerebrovascular accident
  • Right sided cerebral infarction
  • Stroke of uncertain pathology
  • Thalamic infarction

Information for Patients


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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stroke - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Thrombolytic therapy (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
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