I67.2: Cerebral atherosclerosis

Deposits have formed in your cerebral arteries.

The cerebral arteries carry the blood from the heart to the brain. In your case, fats and calcium have been deposited in the wall of your cerebral arteries. This can make the wall of the cerebral arteries harder and thicker. This is also commonly known as vascular calcification. The deposits can also cause the cerebral arteries to get narrower. Then, sometimes, not enough blood can get to the brain tissue. Brain tissue may be damaged as a result. This can cause various problems. For example, one’s memory may get worse.

Various risk factors can favor deposits in blood vessels. These include, for example, smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure.

Additional indicator

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

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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