ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I63.239

Cereb infrc due to unsp occls or stenos of unsp carotid art

Diagnosis Code I63.239

ICD-10: I63.239
Short Description: Cereb infrc due to unsp occls or stenos of unsp carotid art
Long Description: Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of unspecified carotid arteries
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I63.239

Valid for Submission
The code I63.239 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Carotid artery occlusion
  • Cerebral infarction due to carotid artery occlusion
  • Cerebral infarction due to internal carotid artery occlusion
  • Cerebral infarction due to occlusion of precerebral artery
  • Cerebral infarction due to stenosis of carotid artery
  • Internal carotid artery stenosis
  • Internal carotid artery stenosis with 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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