ICD-9 Code 785.9

Other symptoms involving cardiovascular system

Not Valid for Submission

785.9 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other symptoms involving cardiovascular system. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 785.9
Short Description:Cardiovas sys symp NEC
Long Description:Other symptoms involving cardiovascular system

Convert 785.9 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • R09.89 - Oth symptoms and signs involving the circ and resp systems

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions (780–799)
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 785 Symptoms involving cardiovascular system

Information for Medical Professionals


  • Abdominal aortic bruit
  • Abnormal ankle pulse
  • Abnormal blood pressure
  • Abnormal cardiac rate
  • Abnormal carotid arterial pulse
  • Abnormal foot pulse
  • Abnormal jugular venous pulse
  • Abnormal peripheral pulse
  • Abnormal popliteal pulse
  • Abnormal precordial pulsation
  • Abnormal pulse
  • Abnormal ulnar pulse
  • Absent pulse
  • Akinetic right ventricular wall
  • Anacrotic pulse
  • Anatricrotic pulse
  • Anterior tibial pulse biphasic
  • Anterior tibial pulse monophasic
  • Aorta palpable
  • Aortic bruit
  • Aortic bruit present
  • Aortic pulsation in abdomen
  • Apex beat displaced
  • Apical diastolic thrill
  • Arm elevation obliterates radial pulse
  • Arm traction obliterates radial pulse
  • Arterial bruit
  • Blood pressure unrecordable
  • Bounding pulse
  • Brachial pulse absent
  • Brachiofemoral delay
  • Bruit
  • Bruit over kidney
  • Bruit over liver
  • Cardiac akinesia
  • Cardiac dyskinesia
  • Cardiovascular sequelae of disorders
  • Cardiovascular symptoms
  • Cardiovascular system alteration
  • Carotid bruit
  • Carotid bruit present
  • Carotid pulse absent
  • Chronotropic incompetence
  • Closing click of prosthetic valve
  • Collapsing pulse
  • Cranial bruit
  • Damping of jugular venous pulse descent
  • Decreased cardiac function
  • Decreased cardiac output
  • Decreased cardiac stroke volume
  • Decreased diastolic arterial pressure
  • Decreased jugular venous pressure
  • Decreased plasma volume
  • Decreased systolic arterial pressure
  • Delayed pulse
  • Diastolic rumble
  • Dorsalis pedis pulse biphasic
  • Dorsalis pedis pulse monophasic
  • Dorsalis pulse absent
  • Dropped beats - pulse
  • Electrical alternation of heart
  • Engorgement of vein
  • Engraftment reaction
  • Exaggerated jugular venous pulse wave
  • Exocardial pulsation associated with heart beat
  • Expansile aortic pulsation in abdomen
  • Exsanguination
  • Femoral bruit
  • Femoral bruit present
  • Femoral pulse absent
  • Finding of alternating pulse volume
  • Foot pulses absent
  • Hamman's sign
  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Hyperdynamic circulation
  • Increased blood erythrocyte volume
  • Increased blood volume
  • Increased capillary filling time
  • Increased cardiac stroke volume
  • Increased diastolic arterial pressure
  • Increased plasma volume
  • Increased pulmonary arterial wedge pressure
  • Increased vascular flow
  • Inflammatory disorder of mediastinum
  • Left to right cardiovascular shunt
  • Left ventricular mass
  • Left ventricular wall akinetic
  • Left ventricular wall hypokinetic
  • Left ventricular wall motion abnormality
  • Loss of distal pulse
  • Mass of cardiovascular structure
  • Musset's sign
  • No reflow vascular flow
  • On examination - Absent left foot pulses
  • On examination - Absent right foot pulses
  • On examination - arterial bruit
  • On examination - carotid bruit
  • On examination - carotid bruit present
  • On examination - femoral bruit
  • On examination - femoral bruit present
  • On examination - heart sounds exaggerated
  • On examination - irregular pulse
  • On examination - left anterior tibial pulse absent
  • On examination - left dorsalis pedis pulse abnormal
  • On examination - left posterior tibial pulse abnormal
  • On examination - pulse borderline slow
  • On examination - renal bruit
  • On examination - renal bruit present
  • On examination - right anterior tibial pulse absent
  • On examination - right dorsalis pedis pulse abnormal
  • On examination - Right posterior tibial pulse abnormal
  • On examination - visible abdominal aorta pulse
  • Opening click of prosthetic valve
  • Organ or tissue vascular perfusion increased
  • Pain of cardiovascular structure
  • Palpable mitral first sound
  • Perforation of artery
  • Peripheral pulse absent
  • Peripheral pulse palpable
  • Peripheral pulses impalpable
  • Physiological split of second heart sound
  • Pistol-shot sound
  • Polycrotic pulse
  • Popliteal pulse absent
  • Posterior tibial pulse absent
  • Posterior tibial pulse biphasic
  • Posterior tibial pulse monophasic
  • Precipitate jugular venous pulse descent
  • Precordial heave
  • Prominent veins - symptom
  • Prosthetic valve sound
  • Pulse rate altered
  • Pulse slow
  • Pulsus alternans
  • Pulsus bisferiens
  • Pulsus paradoxus
  • Radial pulse absent
  • Rapid upstroke pulse
  • Regular intermission in pulse
  • Renal bruit
  • Renal bruit present
  • Shunting vascular flow
  • Slow rising pulse
  • Spleen tender
  • Stented artery
  • Subjective carotid bruit
  • Swelling of cardiovascular structure
  • Temporal pulse absent
  • Tenderness of cardiovascular structure
  • Thin arterial wall
  • Thready pulse
  • Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction grade 0: no perfusion
  • Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction grade 1: penetration without perfusion
  • Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction grade 2: partial perfusion
  • Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction grade 3: complete perfusion
  • Thyroid flow murmur
  • Transient reduction in peripheral circulation as a whole
  • Transmitted aortic pulsation in abdomen
  • Tunneled central venous catheter in situ
  • Unequal femoral pulses
  • Unequal pulse
  • Vasomotor hypotonia
  • Vein absent
  • Venous hum
  • Visible prominence of apex beat
  • Weak arterial pulse
  • Widened arterial pulse pressure

Index to Diseases and Injuries

References found for the code 785.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Heart Diseases

Also called: Cardiac 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

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Aspirin and heart disease
  • Being active when you have heart disease
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac catheterization - discharge
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Exercise stress test
  • Heart disease - risk factors
  • Heart disease and depression
  • Heart disease and intimacy
  • Myocardial contusion
  • Right heart ventriculography
  • Simple, heart-smart substitutions
  • Swan-Ganz - right heart catheterization
  • Understanding cardiovascular disease
  • Warning signs and symptoms of heart disease

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Vascular Diseases

The vascular system is the body's network of blood vessels. It includes the arteries, veins and capillaries that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. Arteries can become thick and stiff, a problem called atherosclerosis. Blood clots can clog vessels and block blood flow to the heart or brain. Weakened blood vessels can burst, causing bleeding inside the body.

You are more likely to have vascular disease as you get older. Other factors that make vascular disease more likely include

  • Family history of vascular or heart diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Illness or injury
  • Long periods of sitting or standing still
  • Any condition that affects the heart and blood vessels, such as diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Losing weight, eating healthy foods, being active and not smoking can help vascular disease. Other treatments include medicines and surgery.

  • Aortic arch syndrome
  • Arterial embolism
  • Arteriogram
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Distal splenorenal shunt
  • Duplex ultrasound
  • Hereditary angioedema
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Mesenteric angiography
  • Mesenteric artery ischemia
  • SVC obstruction
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous ulcers -- self-care
  • Volkmann ischemic contracture

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • 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.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
  • Code also note - A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes - 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.
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes - 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.
  • Includes Notes - This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • Inclusion terms - List of terms is included under some codes. 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.
  • NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable" - This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.
  • NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.
  • See - The "see" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index indicates that another term should be referenced. It is necessary to go to the main term referenced with the "see" note to locate the correct code.
  • See Also - A "see also" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index instructs that there is another main term that may also be referenced that may provide additional Alphabetic Index entries that may be useful. It is not necessary to follow the "see also" note when the original main term provides the necessary code.
  • 7th Characters - Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • With - The word "with" should be interpreted to mean "associated with" or "due to" when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word "with" in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order.