Billable Medical Code for Unspecified Transient Cerebral Ischemia
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 435.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 435.9.
The Short Description Is: Trans cereb ischemia NOS.
Ischemia is also known as anterior cerebral artery syndrome, impending cerebral ischemia, impending cerebrovascular accident, intermittent cerebral ischemia, middle cerebral artery syndrome, posterior cerebral artery syndrome, recurrent transient cerebral ischemic attack, spasm of cerebral arteries, transient cerebral ischemia, transient cerebral ischemia due to atrial fibrillation, transient ischemia, and transient ischemic attack. This applies to impending cerebrovascular accident, intermittent cerebral ischemia, and transient ischemic attack [TIA].
Ischemia Definition and Symptoms
Ischemia is a loss of blood supply to an organ or other part of the body, especially the heart. Causes are heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, and alcohol or drug abuse. Symptoms include shortness of breath, weight gain, swelling int he legs, feet, or abdomen, heart palpitations, chest pressure, and fainting.