Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 435.2
Subclavian steal syndrome
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Subclavian steal syndrom.
  • ICD-9-CM 435.2 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 435.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A clinically significant reduction in blood supply to the brain stem and cerebellum (i.e., vertebrobasilar insufficiency) resulting from reversal of blood flow through the vertebral artery from occlusion or stenosis of the proximal subclavian or brachiocephalic artery. Common symptoms include vertigo; syncope; and intermittent claudication of the involved upper extremity. Subclavian steal may also occur in asymptomatic individuals. (from j cardiovasc surg 1994;35(1):11-4; acta neurol scand 1994;90(3):174-8)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 435.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G45.8 Other transient cerebral ischemic attacks and related syndromes
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 435.2:
  • Steal
    • subclavian artery 435.2
  • Subclavian steal syndrome 435.2
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • subclavian steal 435.2
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