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ICD-10 CODES FOR CVA

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Emergency treatment for stroke depends on whether you're having an ischemic stroke or a stroke that involves bleeding into the brain. Commonly used ICD-10 codes for Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA).
Cerebrovascular Accident, ICD-10 codes for CVA, Symptoms of CVA, Treatment for CVA, causes of CVA, Cerebral infarction

ICD-10 Codes for Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)

Cerebrovascular accident (also known as CVA) is the medical term for a stroke. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes.

A stroke is a medical emergency, and prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can reduce brain damage and other complications. The good news is that many fewer Americans die of stroke now than in the past. Effective treatments can also help prevent disability from stroke.

Symptoms of CVA

The quicker you can get a diagnosis and treatment for a stroke, the better your prognosis will be. For this reason, it’s important to understand and recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Stroke symptoms include difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance and coordination, difficulty speaking or understanding others who are speaking, numbness or paralysis in the face, leg, or arm, most likely on just one side of the body, blurred or darkened vision, and a sudden headache accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or dizziness. The symptoms of a stroke can vary depending on the individual and where in the brain it has happened. Symptoms usually appear suddenly, even if they’re not very severe, and they may become worse over time.

Treatment for CVA

Emergency treatment for stroke depends on whether you’re having an ischemic stroke or a stroke that involves bleeding into the brain. To treat an ischemic stroke, doctors must quickly restore blood flow to your brain. This may be done with emergency IV medication, emergency endovascular procedures, medications delivered directly to the brain, and removing the clot with a stent retriever. Emergency treatment of hemorrhagic stroke focuses on controlling the bleeding and reducing pressure in your brain caused by the excess fluid. Treatment options include emergency measures, surgery, surgical clipping, coiling (endovascular embolization), surgical AVM removal, and stereotactic radiosurgery. After emergency treatment, you’ll be closely monitored for at least a day. After that, stroke care focuses on helping you recover as much function as possible and return to independent living. The impact of your stroke depends on the area of the brain involved and the amount of tissue damaged.

The table below includes the most commonly used ICD-10 codes for CVA:

ICD-10 Chapter Codes Code Description
9 I63.00 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of unspecified precerebral artery
9 I63.01 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of vertebral artery
9 I63.011 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of right vertebral artery
9 I63.012 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of left vertebral artery
9 I63.013 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of bilateral vertebral arteries
9 I63.019 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of unspecified vertebral artery
9 I63.02 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of basilar artery
9 I63.031 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of right carotid artery
9 I63.032 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of left carotid artery
9 I63.033 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of bilateral carotid arteries
9 I63.039 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of unspecified carotid artery
9 I63.09 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of other precerebral artery
9 I63.10 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of unspecified precerebral artery
9 I63.111 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of right vertebral artery
9 I63.112 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of left vertebral artery
9 I63.113 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of bilateral vertebral arteries
9 I63.119 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of unspecified vertebral artery
9 I63.12 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of basilar artery
9 I63.131 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of right carotid artery
9 I63.132 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of left carotid artery
9 I63.133 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of bilateral carotid arteries
9 I63.139 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of unspecified carotid artery
9 I63.19 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of other precerebral artery
9 I63.20 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of unspecified precerebral arteries
9 I63.211 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of right vertebral artery
9 I63.212 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of left vertebral artery
9 I63.213 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of bilateral vertebral arteries
9 I63.219 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of unspecified vertebral artery
9 I63.22 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of basilar artery
9 I63.231 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of right carotid arteries
9 I63.232 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of left carotid arteries
9 I63.233 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of bilateral carotid arteries
9 I63.239 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of unspecified carotid artery
9 I63.29 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of other precerebral arteries
9 I63.30 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of unspecified cerebral artery
9 I63.311 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of right middle cerebral artery
9 I63.312 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of left middle cerebral artery
9 I63.313 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of bilateral middle cerebral arteries
9 I63.319 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of unspecified middle cerebral artery
9 I63.321 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of right anterior cerebral artery
9 I63.322 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of left anterior cerebral artery
9 I63.323 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of bilateral anterior cerebral arteries
9 I63.329 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of unspecified anterior cerebral artery
9 I63.331 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of right posterior cerebral artery
9 I63.332 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of left posterior cerebral artery
9 I63.333 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of bilateral posterior cerebral arteries
9 I63.339 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of unspecified posterior cerebral artery
9 I63.341 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of right cerebellar artery
9 I63.342 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of left cerebellar artery
9 I63.343 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of bilateral cerebellar arteries
9 I63.349 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of unspecified cerebellar artery
9 I63.39 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of other cerebral artery
9 I63.40 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of unspecified cerebral artery
9 I63.41 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of middle cerebral artery
9 I63.411 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of right middle cerebral artery
9 I63.412 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of left middle cerebral artery
9 I63.413 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of bilateral middle cerebral arteries
9 I63.419 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of unspecified middle cerebral artery
9 I63.421 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of right anterior cerebral artery
9 I63.422 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of left anterior cerebral artery
9 I63.423 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of bilateral anterior cerebral arteries
9 I63.429 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of unspecified anterior cerebral artery
9 I63.431 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of right posterior cerebral artery
9 I63.432 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of left posterior cerebral artery
9 I63.433 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of bilateral posterior cerebral arteries
9 I63.439 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of unspecified posterior cerebral artery
9 I63.441 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of right cerebellar artery
9 I63.442 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of left cerebellar artery
9 I63.443 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of bilateral cerebellar arteries
9 I63.449 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of unspecified cerebellar artery
9 I63.49 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of other cerebral artery
9 I63.50 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of unspecified cerebral artery
9 I63.511 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of right middle cerebral artery
9 I63.512 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of left middle cerebral artery
9 I63.513 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of bilateral middle cerebral arteries
9 I63.519 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of unspecified middle cerebral artery
9 I63.521 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of right anterior cerebral artery
9 I63.522 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of left anterior cerebral artery
9 I63.523 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of bilateral anterior cerebral arteries
9 I63.529 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of unspecified anterior cerebral artery
9 I63.531 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of right posterior cerebral artery
9 I63.532 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of left posterior cerebral artery
9 I63.533 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of bilateral posterior cerebral arteries
9 I63.539 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of unspecified posterior cerebral artery
9 I63.541 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of right cerebellar artery
9 I63.542 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of left cerebellar artery
9 I63.543 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of bilateral cerebellar arteries
9 I63.549 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of unspecified cerebellar artery
9 I63.59 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of other cerebral artery
9 I63.6 Cerebral infarction due to cerebral venous thrombosis, nonpyogenic
9 I63.81 Other cerebral infarction due to occlusion or stenosis of small artery
9 I63.89 Other cerebral infarction
9 I63.9 Cerebral infarction, unspecified
21 Z82.3 Family history of stroke

Author: Tonoya Ahmed

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