I63.1: Cerebral infarction due to embolism of precerebral arteries
One of the blood vessels supplying blood to your brain has got blocked. Brain tissue has been damaged as a result. This is also known as a stroke.
The arteries take blood from the heart to the brain. In the neck there are various arteries that supply the brain. In your case, a blood clot has blocked one of these arteries. As a result, the brain tissue has not received enough blood.
There are various reasons for an artery getting blocked. The artery can be narrowed by deposits. Then not enough blood can flow through. Or the artery can be blocked by a blood clot. The blood clot can form in the heart or somewhere else in the body. The blood clot can then be swept towards the brain along with the blood.
Various risk factors can favor the blocking of an artery. These include, for example, smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure.
If insufficient blood is flowing through the blood vessels in the brain, the brain can get damaged. A blood vessel blockage is a type of stroke. The stroke can cause various symptoms. For example, you may no longer be able to move some muscles properly, or to speak properly. It depends on where the brain has been damaged.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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