ICD-10-CM Code R09.89

Other specified symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Valid for Submission

R09.89 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R09.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abdominal aortic bruit, abdominal bruit, abdominal pulsatile mass, abnormal ankle pulse, abnormal arterial pulse pressure, abnormal breath sounds, etc

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

ICD-10:R09.89
Short Description:Oth symptoms and signs involving the circ and resp systems
Long Description:Other specified symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code R09.89:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Bruit (arterial)
  • Abnormal chest percussion
  • Feeling of foreign body in throat
  • Friction sounds in chest
  • Chest tympany
  • Choking sensation
  • Rales
  • Weak pulse

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code R09.89 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abdominal aortic bruit
  • Abdominal bruit
  • Abdominal pulsatile mass
  • Abnormal ankle pulse
  • Abnormal arterial pulse pressure
  • Abnormal breath sounds
  • Abnormal carotid arterial pulse
  • Abnormal central venous pressure
  • Abnormal chest sounds
  • Abnormal diastolic arterial pressure
  • Abnormal femoral pulse
  • Abnormal foot pulse
  • Abnormal jugular venous pulse
  • Abnormal motion of ventricular septum
  • Abnormal neurovascular status of distal limb
  • Abnormal oxygen supply
  • Abnormal peripheral pulse
  • Abnormal popliteal pulse
  • Abnormal precordial pulsation
  • Abnormal pulse
  • Abnormal radial pulse
  • Abnormal radial pulse
  • Abnormal systolic arterial pressure
  • Abnormal ulnar pulse
  • Abnormal vascular flow
  • Abnormal venous pressure
  • Aborted systole
  • Abrupt pulse
  • Absence of precordial signs
  • Absent breath sounds
  • Absent pulse
  • Added respiratory sounds
  • Adopts particular posture for breathing
  • Alteration in tissue perfusion
  • Alteration in tissue perfusion
  • Alteration of circulating volume
  • Amphoric breathing
  • Anacrotic pulse
  • Anadicrotic pulse
  • Anatricrotic pulse
  • Anterior tibial pulse biphasic
  • Anterior tibial pulse monophasic
  • Anterior tibial pulse triphasic
  • Aorta palpable
  • Aortic bruit
  • Aortic bruit present
  • Aortic pulsation in abdomen
  • Arm elevation obliterates radial pulse
  • Arm traction obliterates radial pulse
  • Arterial bruit
  • Arterial perfusion of hand - finding
  • Arterial perfusion of leg - finding
  • Arterial wall cord-like
  • Arterial wall palpable
  • Arterial wall pipe stem
  • Arytenoid cartilages and posterior portion of vocal cords visible
  • Arytenoid mobile
  • Aspiration into lower respiratory tract
  • Aspiration into main bronchus
  • Atelectatic rales
  • Basal crepitations
  • Bidirectional cardiovascular shunt
  • Blood pressure alteration
  • Blowing nose ineffectual
  • Blue nasal mucosa
  • Blunted hypoxic drive
  • Bounding pulse
  • BP reading labile
  • Brachial pulse absent
  • Brachiofemoral delay
  • Breath symptom
  • Bronchial breathing
  • Bronchophony
  • Bronchovesicular breath sounds
  • Bruit
  • Bruit over kidney
  • Bruit over liver
  • Bubbling crackles
  • C/O bronchial catarrh
  • Cannon waves
  • Capillary pulse
  • Cardiac dullness shifted to left
  • Cardiac dullness shifted to right
  • Cardiac dullness to percussion absent
  • Cardiac output alteration
  • Cardiorespiratory murmur
  • Cardiovascular symptoms
  • Cardiovascular system alteration
  • Carotid bruit
  • Carotid bruit present
  • Carotid pulse absent
  • Chest dull to percussion
  • Chest expansion - finding
  • Chest expansion - finding
  • Chest expansion - finding
  • Chest expansion - finding
  • Chest expansion reduced
  • Chest over-expanded
  • Chest percussion note ringing
  • Chest resonance to percussion reduced
  • Chest stony dull to percussion
  • Chest tympanitic to percussion
  • Chokes when swallowing
  • Choking
  • Choking attacks
  • Choking due to airways obstruction
  • Choking during respiration
  • Choking in newborn
  • Choking sensation
  • Coarse respiratory crackles
  • Coin sign
  • Coin sign present
  • Cold extremity
  • Cold extremity
  • Cold foot
  • Collapsing pulse
  • Concerned about shape of nose
  • Congestion of throat
  • Contents of anterior nasal cavity - finding
  • Coronary artery collaterals
  • Cranial bruit
  • Crusted nasal mucosa
  • Culprit lesion of coronary artery
  • Damping of JVP descent
  • Death rattle
  • Decreased blood volume
  • Decreased breath sounds
  • Decreased central venous pressure
  • Decreased lung compliance
  • Decreased pulmonary arterial wedge pressure
  • Decreased vascular pattern
  • Decreased venous pressure
  • Decreased venous wedge pressure
  • Delayed pulse
  • Delayed venous return in limb vein
  • Diaphragmatic dullness to percussion - finding
  • Diaphragmatic dullness to percussion displaced upwards
  • Dicrotic pulse
  • Difficult venous access
  • Difficulty coughing
  • Difficulty coughing voluntarily
  • Difficulty in coughing up sputum
  • Distal vessel occluded
  • Distal vessel patency - finding
  • Distal vessel patency - finding
  • Distal vessel patency reduced
  • Does cough up sputum
  • Dorsalis pedis pulse biphasic
  • Dorsalis pedis pulse triphasic
  • Dorsalis pulse absent
  • Double pulse
  • Dullness to percussion over Traube's space
  • Duroziez's murmur
  • Ectopic pulse
  • Egophony
  • Engorgement of vein
  • Epiglottis not visible
  • Epiglottis visible, vocal cords not visible
  • Erythema over frontal sinus
  • Exaggerated JVP wave
  • Exaggerated JVP wave
  • Exocardial murmurs
  • Exocardial pulsation associated with heart beat
  • Exocardial sounds - finding
  • Expanded frontal sinus
  • Expanded maxillary sinus
  • Expansile aortic pulsation in abdomen
  • Expiratory crackles
  • Feeling of lump in throat
  • Feeling of throat tightness
  • Femoral bruit
  • Femoral bruit present
  • Femoral pulse absent
  • Finding of appearance of larynx
  • Finding of arterial pulse pressure
  • Finding of arterial pulse pressure
  • Finding of arterial pulse pressure
  • Finding of cardiovascular device
  • Finding of color of nasal mucosa
  • Finding of color of nasal mucosa
  • Finding of color of nasal mucosa
  • Finding of jugular venous pulse
  • Finding of jugular venous pulse
  • Finding of jugular venous pulse
  • Finding of jugular venous pulse
  • Finding of jugular venous pulse
  • Finding of jugular venous pulse
  • Finding of jugular venous pulse
  • Finding of mobility of arytenoid
  • Finding of movement of mass with respiration
  • Finding of movement of mass with respiration
  • Finding of precordial pulsation
  • Finding of sensation of pharynx
  • Finding of size of nose
  • Finding related to ability to cough up sputum
  • Finding related to ability to cough up sputum
  • Finding related to ability to cough up sputum
  • Finding related to ability to cough voluntarily
  • Finding related to ability to cough voluntarily
  • Finding related to cardiac dullness to percussion
  • Finding related to cardiac dullness to percussion
  • Finding related to cardiac dullness to percussion
  • Finding related to cardiac dullness to percussion
  • Finding related to neurovascular status of limb
  • Fine respiratory crackles
  • Flow in veins - finding
  • Foot pulse absent
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Form of nostril - finding
  • Form of nostril - finding
  • Form of nostril - finding
  • Frontoethmoidal sinus finding
  • Frontoethmoidal sinus finding
  • Full pulse volume
  • Gurgling
  • Harsh breath sounds
  • Hepatic dullness to percussion displaced
  • Hepatic dullness to percussion displaced downwards
  • Hepatic dullness to percussion displaced upwards
  • Hepatic dullness to percussion in chest - finding
  • Hepatojugular reflux
  • High-pitched rhonchi
  • Hyperdynamic circulation
  • Hyperemic nasal mucosa
  • Hyperresonance
  • Impaired resonance
  • Improvement of left ventricular wall motion compared to prior study
  • Increased area of cardiac dullness
  • Increased blood volume
  • Increased breath sounds
  • Increased oxygen supply
  • Increased plasma volume
  • Increased pulmonary arterial wedge pressure
  • Increased vascular flow
  • Increased vocal resonance
  • Increased vocal resonance
  • Ineffective tissue perfusion
  • Ineffective tissue perfusion
  • Inspiratory crackles
  • Jugular venous pressure - finding
  • Jugular venous pressure - finding
  • Jugular venous pulse characteristics - finding
  • Jugular venous pulse characteristics - finding
  • Jugular venous pulse characteristics - finding
  • Jugular venous pulse characteristics - finding
  • Jugular venous pulse characteristics - finding
  • Jugular venous pulse characteristics - finding
  • Jugular venous pulse characteristics - finding
  • JVP raised on inspiration
  • Labile blood pressure
  • Labile pulse
  • Lack of respiratory drive
  • Large airway sounds
  • Large nostrils
  • Large v-wave
  • Laryngeal crepitus absent
  • Left to right cardiovascular shunt
  • Loss of distal pulse
  • Low-pitched rhonchi
  • Mass does not move with respiration
  • Mass moves with respiration
  • Maxillary sinus finding
  • Maxillary sinus finding
  • Mediastinal crunch
  • Medium rales
  • Moist crackles
  • Moistness of nasal mucosa - finding
  • Movement of trachea - finding
  • Musset's sign
  • Myocardial perfusion - finding
  • Myocardial perfusion defect
  • Named respiratory sign of chest
  • Named sign of heart
  • Narrow nose
  • Narrow nostrils
  • Narrow pulse pressure
  • Nasal airway patency - finding
  • Nasal airway patency - finding
  • Nasal airway patency - finding
  • Nasal cavity over-patent
  • Nasal discharge present
  • Nasal flaring
  • Nasal mucosa moist
  • Neurological deficit
  • Neurovascular deficit
  • No view of vocal cords
  • Normal breath sounds
  • Nose symptoms
  • O/E - abdominal mass-pulsatile
  • O/E - arterial bruit
  • O/E - Arterial pressure index abnormal
  • O/E - arterial wall character
  • O/E - arterial wall character
  • O/E - arterial wall character
  • O/E - arterial wall cord-like
  • O/E - arterial wall thin
  • O/E - arterial wall-pipe stem
  • O/E - bounding pulse
  • O/E - BP labile
  • O/E - breath sounds
  • O/E - breath sounds
  • O/E - breath sounds abnormal
  • O/E - bronchophony
  • O/E - carotid bruit present
  • O/E - cavernous breathing
  • O/E - chest expansion
  • O/E - chest expansion
  • O/E - chest expansion
  • O/E - chest expansion reduced
  • O/E - chest expansion unequal
  • O/E - chest PN hyperresonant
  • O/E - chest PN tympanitic
  • O/E - coarse crepitations
  • O/E - cold extremities
  • O/E - collapsing pulse
  • O/E - death rattle
  • O/E - dorsalis pedis - L
  • O/E - dorsalis pedis - L
  • O/E - dorsalis pedis -R
  • O/E - dorsalis pedis -R
  • O/E - egophony
  • O/E - femoral bruit present
  • O/E - femoral pulse - L
  • O/E - femoral pulse - R
  • O/E - fine crepitations
  • O/E - JVP
  • O/E - laryngeal signs
  • O/E - left dorsalis pedis abnormal
  • O/E - Left posterior tibial pulse abnormal
  • O/E - nasal discharge
  • O/E - nasal mucosa
  • O/E - nasal mucosa
  • O/E - nasal mucosa hyperemic
  • O/E - nasal mucosa pale
  • O/E - nasopharyngeal signs
  • O/E - paranasal sinuses
  • O/E - percussion note - chest
  • O/E - percussion note - chest
  • O/E - percussion note dull
  • O/E - pericardial friction rub
  • O/E - pericardial rub present
  • O/E - pleural friction rub
  • O/E - poor tissue perfusion
  • O/E - poor venous access
  • O/E - popliteal pulse - L
  • O/E - popliteal pulse-R
  • O/E - post tibial pulse - L
  • O/E - post tibial pulse - L
  • O/E - post-tibial pulse - R
  • O/E - post-tibial pulse - R
  • O/E - pulse absent
  • O/E - pulse character
  • O/E - pulse character
  • O/E - pulse character
  • O/E - pulse rate
  • O/E - pulse rate-pulse deficit
  • O/E - renal bruit present
  • O/E - rhonchi present
  • O/E - Right dorsalis pedis abnormal
  • O/E - Right posterior tibial pulse abnormal
  • O/E - thin pulse-pulsus parvus
  • O/E - vein
  • O/E - vocal fremitus
  • O/E - vocal fremitus
  • O/E - vocal fremitus decreased
  • O/E - vocal fremitus increased
  • O/E - vocal resonance
  • O/E - vocal resonance
  • O/E -chest expansion increased
  • O/E-jugular venous engorgement
  • O/E-maxillary sinus tenderness
  • O/E-nasal discharge-foul smell
  • On examination - adventitious sounds present
  • On examination - carotid bruit
  • On examination - femoral bruit
  • On examination - left anterior tibial pulse absent
  • On examination - left dorsalis pedis absent
  • On examination - left femoral pulse absent
  • On examination - left popliteal pulse absent
  • On examination - left posterior tibial pulse absent
  • On examination - nasal discharge - mucopurulent
  • On examination - renal bruit
  • On examination - right anterior tibial pulse absent
  • On examination - right dorsalis pedis pulse absent
  • On examination - right femoral pulse absent
  • On examination - right popliteal pulse absent
  • On examination - right posterior tibial pulse absent
  • On examination absent left foot pulse
  • On examination absent right foot pulse
  • Orbital bruit
  • Organ or tissue vascular perfusion decreased
  • Organ or tissue vascular perfusion increased
  • Pack in nasal cavity
  • Pain of cardiovascular structure
  • Pain of respiratory structure
  • Pale nasal mucosa
  • Pallor of lung
  • Paradoxical cardiac wall motion
  • Paradoxical diaphragmatic movement
  • Paradoxical inspiratory filling of neck veins
  • Paradoxical motion of ventricular septum
  • Partially reversible myocardial perfusion defect
  • Percussion of chest abnormal
  • Pericardial friction rub
  • Peripheral pulmonary artery pruning
  • Peripheral pulmonary artery sparseness
  • Peripheral pulse absent
  • Peripheral pulses impalpable
  • Peripheral vascular alteration
  • Peripherally inserted central venous access patent
  • Pistol-shot sound
  • Plateau pulse
  • Pleural friction fremitus
  • Pleural friction rub
  • Pleuropericardial friction rub
  • Polycrotic pulse
  • Poor arterial perfusion of leg
  • Poor ulnar perfusion of hand
  • Popliteal pulse absent
  • Position of vocal cords on respiration - finding
  • Positive reversibility test to a combination of salbutamol and ipratropium bromide
  • Positive reversibility test to corticosteroids
  • Positive reversibility test to ipratropium bromide
  • Positive reversibility test to salbutamol
  • Posterior tibial pulse absent
  • Posterior tibial pulse biphasic
  • Posterior tibial pulse monophasic
  • Posterior tibial pulse triphasic
  • Post-tussive crackles
  • Posture for breathing - finding
  • Precipitate JVP descent
  • Precipitate JVP descent
  • Precordial heave
  • Precordial lift
  • Precordial sign
  • Problem blowing nose
  • Prominent abdominal veins
  • Prominent arm veins
  • Prominent blood vessel
  • Prominent chest veins
  • Prominent leg veins
  • Prominent leg veins - symptom
  • Prominent veins
  • Prominent veins - symptom
  • Prominent vessels on Little's area
  • Pulmonary artery appearance - finding
  • Pulmonary artery appearance - finding
  • Pulmonary sign AND/OR symptom
  • Pulse deficit
  • Pulse missed beats
  • Pulse rate altered
  • Pulse volume - finding
  • Pulse volume - finding
  • Pulse volume - finding
  • Radial pulse absent
  • Radiofemoral delay
  • Raised jugular venous pressure
  • Rapid upstroke pulse
  • Rattling breathing
  • Renal bruit
  • Renal bruit present
  • Respiratory clicking sound
  • Respiratory crackles
  • Respiratory murmur
  • Respiratory squawk
  • Respiratory squeak
  • Respiratory symptom
  • Respiratory tract congestion
  • Respiratory tract congestion and cough
  • Rhonchal fremitus
  • Right atrial to left ventricular shunt
  • Right to left cardiovascular shunt
  • Sensation of a lesion
  • Sensation of foreign body in throat
  • Sheathing of arterioles
  • Signs of return of spontaneous circulation
  • Slow JVP descent
  • Slow rising pulse
  • Small nose
  • Small nostrils
  • Sniffles
  • Sounds within the chest
  • Spiralling course of aorta and pulmonary artery
  • Subjective carotid bruit
  • Succussion splash in chest
  • Superficial crackling rales
  • Swallowing problem
  • Swelling of cardiovascular structure
  • Swelling of respiratory structure
  • Temporal pulse absent
  • Tenderness of cardiovascular structure
  • Thin arterial wall
  • Thready pulse
  • Thyroid flow murmur
  • Tracheal tug
  • Transient clearing of nasal airway
  • Translucency of maxillary sinus
  • Transmitted aortic pulsation in abdomen
  • Transmitted sounds
  • Tussive fremitus
  • Ulnar perfusion of hand - finding
  • Ulnar pulse absent
  • Unable to cough
  • Unable to cough up sputum
  • Unable to cough voluntarily
  • Unable to perform spirometry
  • Unequal blood pressure in arms
  • Unequal femoral pulses
  • Unequal pulse
  • Variation in patency of nasal airway
  • Vascular coiling
  • Venous access patent
  • Venous return in limb vein - finding
  • Vesicular breathing
  • Vocal cord does not adduct on respiration
  • Vocal fremitus decreased
  • Vocal fremitus finding
  • Vocal fremitus finding
  • Vocal fremitus finding
  • Vocal fremitus finding
  • Vocal fremitus increased
  • Vocal resonance finding
  • Vocal resonance finding
  • Vocal resonance finding
  • Weak arterial pulse
  • Wheeze - rhonchi
  • Wide nose
  • Widened pulse pressure
  • Wound/tissue perfusion consistent with or improved from preoperative baseline

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R09.89 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 314 - OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 315 - OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 316 - OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert R09.89 to ICD-9

  • 785.9 - Cardiovas sys symp NEC (Approximate Flag)
  • 786.7 - Abnormal chest sounds (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems (R00-R09)
      • Oth symptoms and signs involving the circ and resp sys (R09)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Heart Diseases

If you're like most people, you think that heart disease is a problem for others. But heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. It is also a major cause of disability. There are many different forms of heart disease. The most common cause of heart disease is narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart itself. This is called coronary artery disease and happens slowly over time. It's the major reason people have heart attacks.

Other kinds of heart problems may happen to the valves in the heart, or the heart may not pump well and cause heart failure. Some people are born with heart disease.

You can help reduce your risk of heart disease by taking steps to control factors that put you at greater risk:

  • Control your blood pressure
  • Lower your cholesterol
  • Don't smoke
  • Get enough exercise

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Lung Diseases

When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung disease are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States.

The term lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure.

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Vascular Diseases

What are vascular diseases?

Your vascular system is your body's network of blood vessels. It includes your

  • Arteries, which carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to your tissues and organs
  • Veins, which carry the blood and waste products back to your heart
  • Capillaries, which are tiny blood vessels that connect your small arteries to your small veins. The walls of the capillaries are thin and leaky, to allow for an exchange of materials between your tissues and blood.

Vascular diseases are conditions which affect your vascular system. They are common and can be serious. Some types include

  • Aneurysm - a bulge or "ballooning" in the wall of an artery
  • Atherosclerosis - a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood.
  • Blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • Coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease, diseases that involve the narrowing or blockage of an artery. The cause is usually a buildup of plaque.
  • Raynaud's disease - a disorder that causes the blood vessels to narrow when you are cold or feeling stressed
  • Stroke - a serious condition that happens when blood flow to your brain stops.
  • Varicose veins - swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the skin
  • Vasculitis - inflammation of the blood vessels

What causes vascular diseases?

The causes of vascular diseases depend on the specific disease. These causes include

  • Genetics
  • Heart diseases such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure
  • Infection
  • Injury
  • Medicines, including hormones

Sometimes the cause is unknown.

Who is at risk for vascular diseases?

The risk factors for vascular diseases can vary, depending on the specific disease. But some of the more common risk factors include

  • Age - your risk of some diseases goes up as you get older
  • Conditions that can affect the heart and blood vessels, such as diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Family history of vascular or heart diseases
  • Infection or injury that damages your veins
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Sitting or standing still for long periods of time
  • Smoking

What are the symptoms of vascular diseases?

The symptoms for each disease are different.

How are vascular diseases diagnosed?

To make a diagnosis, your health care provider will do a physical exam and ask about your symptoms and medical history. You may have imaging tests and/or blood tests.

How are vascular diseases treated?

Which treatment you get depends on which vascular disease you have and how severe it is. Types of treatments for vascular diseases include

  • Lifestyle changes, such as eating a heart-healthy diet and getting more exercise
  • Medicines, such as blood pressure medicines, blood thinners, cholesterol medicines, and clot-dissolving drugs. In some cases, providers use a catheter to send medicine directly to a blood vessel.
  • Non-surgical procedures, such as angioplasty, stenting, and vein ablation
  • Surgery

Can vascular diseases be prevented?

There are steps you can take to help prevent vascular diseases:

  • Make healthy lifestyle changes, such as eating a heart-healthy diet and getting more exercise
  • Don't smoke. If you are already a smoker, talk to your health care provider for help in finding the best way for you to quit.
  • Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol in check
  • If you have diabetes, control your blood sugar
  • Try not to sit or stand for up long periods of time. If you do need to sit all day, get up and move around every hour or so. If you traveling on a long trip, you can also wear compression stockings and regularly stretch your legs.

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