Essential (primary) hypertension (I10)

Clinical Information for Essential (primary) hypertension (I10)

Essential Hypertension - Hypertension that occurs without known cause, or preexisting renal disease. Associated polymorphisms for a number of genes have been identified, including AGT, GNB3, and ECE1. OMIM: 145500

Instructional Notations

Includes Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.

  • high blood pressure
  • hypertension (arterial) (benign) (essential) (malignant) (primary) (systemic)

Type 1 Excludes Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

  • hypertensive disease complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium O10 O11 O13 O16

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.

  • essential primary hypertension involving vessels of brain I60 I69
  • essential primary hypertension involving vessels of eye H35.0