I70.0: Atherosclerosis of aorta

Deposits have formed in your aorta.

The aorta carries the blood from the heart to the body. In your case, fats and calcium have been deposited in the wall of your aorta. This is also commonly known as calcification. The deposits can make the aorta wall harder and thicker. The aorta gives off many large blood vessels that supply the body. If these branches get narrower, the tissue and organs may receive too little blood.

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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