What is hypertension unspecified?
In ICD-9, essential hypertension was coded using 401.0 (malignant), 401.1 (benign), or 401.9 (unspecified). ICD-10 uses only a single code for individuals who meet criteria for hypertension and do not have comorbid heart or kidney disease. That code is I10, Essential (primary) hypertension.
What are the two types of hypertension?
There are two main types of high blood pressure: primary and secondary high blood pressure.
- Primary, or essential, high blood pressure is the most common type of high blood pressure.
- Secondary high blood pressure is caused by another medical condition or use of certain medicines.
What is the definition of benign high blood pressure?
Benign high blood pressure is essential hypertension running for a considerably long period of time and being asymptomatic. The term benign distinguishes this type of high blood pressure from the more aggressive and rapidly developing accelerated hypertension which is also known as malignant hypertension.
Can a headache be a sign of benign hypertension?
Headaches may be present before benign hypertension is diagnosed. Benign hypertension is a medical term used to describe a form of high blood pressure that tends to develop slowly and may not cause any noticeable symptoms for a number of years.
How are hypertensive diseases excluded from ICD-10?
For example, the hypertensive disease codes in ICD-10 exclude several conditions: hypertension complicating pregnancy, neonatal hypertension, primary pulmonary hypertension, and primary and secondary hypertension involving vessels of the brain or the eye. Postprocedural hypertension is also excluded from the secondary hypertension codes.
Can a benign blood pressure cause a heart attack?
Individuals with high blood pressure are at increased risk of having a heart attack. Eventually, benign hypertension almost always leads to a condition known as malignant hypertension. This means that the blood pressure becomes noticeably high, and organ damage may begin to become apparent.