Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 277.7
Dysmetabolic syndrome X
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 277.7 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 277.7 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Drug resistance to insulin
  • Dysmetabolic syndrome x
  • Insulin resistance
  • Metabolic syndrome X
Clinical Information
  • A cluster of metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The major components of metabolic syndrome x include excess abdominal fat; atherogenic dyslipidemia; hypertension; hyperglycemia; insulin resistance; a proinflammatory state; and a prothrombotic (thrombosis) state. (from aha/nhlbi/ada conference proceedings, circulation 2004; 109:551-556)
  • A collection of metabolic risk factors in one individual. The root causes of metabolic syndrome are overweight / obesity, physical inactivity, and genetic factors. Various risk factors have been included in metabolic syndrome. Factors generally accepted as being characteristic of this syndrome include abdominal obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, raised blood pressure, insulin resistence with or without glucose intolerance, prothrombotic state, and proinflammatory state.
  • A condition is marked by extra fat around the abdomen, high levels of blood glucose (sugar) when not eating, high levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in the blood, low levels of high-density lipoproteins (a type of protein that carries fats) in the blood, and high blood pressure. People with metabolic syndrome are at increased risk of diabetes mellitus and diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
  • A multifaceted syndrome characterized by clustering of insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia, associated with dyslipidemia, essential hypertension, abdominal obesity, glucose intolerance or noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus, and an increased risk of cardiovascular events.
  • A term referring to a combination of medical conditions that, when present, increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes mellitus. It includes the following medical conditions: increased blood pressure, central obesity, abnormal cholesterol levels, and elevated fasting glucose.
  • Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that put you at risk for heart disease and diabetes. These conditions are
    • high blood pressure
    • high blood sugar levels
    • high levels of triglycerides, a type of fat, in your blood
    • low levels of hdl, the good cholesterol, in your blood
    • too much fat around your waist
    not all doctors agree on the definition or cause of metabolic syndrome. The cause might be insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone your body produces to help you turn sugar from food into energy for your body. If you are insulin resistant, too much sugar builds up in your blood, setting the stage for disease. nih: national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases
Use Additional
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 277.7 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E88.81 Metabolic syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 277.7:
  • Dysmetabolic syndrome X 277.7
  • Metabolic syndrome 277.7
  • Resistance, resistant (to)
    • insulin 277.7
      • complicating pregnancy 648.8
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • metabolic 277.7
    • X
      • cardiac 413.9
      • dysmetabolic 277.7
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