Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 437.0
Cerebral atherosclerosis
  • ICD-9-CM 437.0 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 437.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Multi infarct dementia
  • Multi infarct dementia w delusions
  • Multi infarct dementia w depression
  • Multi infarct dementia with atherosclerosis
  • Multi infarct dementia with delirium
  • Multi infarct dementia with delusions
  • Multi infarct dementia, uncomplicated
  • Multi-infarct dementia
  • Multi-infarct dementia due to atherosclerosis
  • Multi-infarct dementia with delirium
  • Multi-infarct dementia with delusions
  • Multi-infarct dementia with depression
  • Multi-infarct dementia, uncomplicated
  • Vascular dementia
  • Vascular dementia w behavioral disturbance
  • Vascular dementia w delirium
  • Vascular dementia w delusions
  • Vascular dementia w depressed mood
  • Vascular dementia w depression
  • Vascular dementia with behavioral disturbance
  • Vascular dementia, uncomplicated
Applies To
  • Atheroma of cerebral arteries
  • Cerebral arteriosclerosis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 437.0 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I67.2 Cerebral atherosclerosis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 437.0:
  • Arteriosclerosis, arteriosclerotic (artery) (deformans) (diffuse) (disease) (endarteritis) (general) (obliterans) (obliterative) (occlusive) (senile) (with calcification) 440.9
    • brain 437.0
    • central nervous system 437.0
    • cerebral 437.0
      • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
    • cerebrospinal 437.0
    • cerebrovascular 437.0
    • spinal (cord) 437.0
  • Atheroma, atheromatous (see also Arteriosclerosis) 440.9
    • cerebral (arteries) 437.0
  • Calcification
    • cerebral (cortex) 348.8
      • artery 437.0
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • cortical (cerebellar) (parenchymatous) 334.2
      • alcoholic 303.9 [334.4]
      • diffuse, due to arteriopathy 437.0
    • lenticular (familial) (progressive) (Wilson's) (with cirrhosis of liver) 275.1
      • striate artery 437.0
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • brain 348.9
      • Alzheimer's 331.0
        • with dementia - see Alzheimer's, dementia
      • arterial, artery 437.9
      • arteriosclerotic 437.0
      • congenital 742.9
      • degenerative - see Degeneration, brain
      • inflammatory - see also Encephalitis
        • late effect - see category 326
      • organic 348.9
        • arteriosclerotic 437.0
      • parasitic NEC 123.9
      • Pick's 331.11
      • senile 331.2
    • cerebrovascular NEC 437.9
      • acute 436
        • embolic - see Embolism, brain
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
        • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 674.0
        • thrombotic - see Thrombosis, brain
      • arteriosclerotic 437.0
      • embolic - see Embolism, brain
      • ischemic, generalized NEC 437.1
      • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • occlusive 437.1
      • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 674.0
      • specified type NEC 437.8
      • thrombotic - see Thrombosis, brain
  • Encephalopathy (acute) 348.30
    • arteriosclerotic 437.0
      • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
  • Hemiplegia 342.9
    • arteriosclerotic 437.0
      • late effect or residual
    • due to
      • arteriosclerosis 437.0
        • late effect or residual
      • cerebrovascular lesion (see also Disease, cerebrovascular, acute) 436
  • Ischemia, ischemic 459.9
    • cerebral (chronic) (generalized) 437.1
      • arteriosclerotic 437.0
      • intermittent (with transient neurologic deficit) 435.9
      • newborn 779.2
      • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 674.0
      • recurrent focal (with transient neurologic deficit) 435.9
      • transient (with transient neurologic deficit) 435.9
  • Narrowing
    • cerebral arteries 437.0
  • Occlusion
    • cerebrovascular (see also Infarct, brain) 434.9
      • diffuse 437.0
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
    • arteriosclerotic (current episode) 437.0
      • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
  • Sclerosis, sclerotic
    • brain (general) (lobular) 341.9
      • Alzheimer's - see Alzheimer's, dementia
      • artery, arterial 437.0
      • atrophic lobar 331.0
      • diffuse 341.1
        • familial (chronic) (infantile) 330.0
        • infantile (chronic) (familial) 330.0
        • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher type 330.0
      • disseminated 340
      • hereditary 334.2
      • infantile (degenerative) (diffuse) 330.0
      • insular 340
      • Krabbe's 330.0
      • miliary 340
      • multiple 340
      • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher 330.0
      • progressive familial 330.0
      • senile 437.0
      • tuberous 759.5
    • cerebrovascular 437.0
  • Softening
    • brain (necrotic) (progressive) 434.9
      • arteriosclerotic 437.0
      • congenital 742.4
      • embolic (see also Embolism, brain) 434.1
      • hemorrhagic (see also Hemorrhage, brain) 431
      • occlusive 434.9
      • thrombotic (see also Thrombosis, brain) 434.0
  • Stenosis (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
    • artery NEC (see also Arteriosclerosis) 447.1
      • basilar - see Narrowing, artery, basilar
      • carotid (common) (internal) - see Narrowing, artery, carotid
      • celiac 447.4
      • cerebral 437.0
        • due to
          • embolism (see also Embolism, brain) 434.1
          • thrombus (see also Thrombosis, brain) 434.0
      • extremities 440.20
      • precerebral - see Narrowing, artery, precerebral
      • pulmonary (congenital) 747.3
      • renal 440.1
      • vertebral - see Narrowing, artery, vertebral
  • Stricture (see also Stenosis) 799.89
    • artery 447.1
      • basilar - see Narrowing, artery, basilar
      • carotid (common) (internal) - see Narrowing, artery, carotid
      • celiac 447.4
      • cerebral 437.0
        • congenital 747.81
        • due to
          • embolism (see also Embolism, brain) 434.1
          • thrombus (see also Thrombosis, brain) 434.0
      • congenital (peripheral) 747.60
      • coronary - see Arteriosclerosis, coronary
      • precerebral - see Narrowing, artery, precerebral NEC
      • pulmonary (congenital) 747.3
      • renal 440.1
      • vertebral - see Narrowing, artery, vertebral
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