Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 435.2
Subclavian steal syndrome
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 435.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 435.2 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 435.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM G45.8 Other transient cerebral ischemic attacks and related syndromes
Approximate Synonyms
  • Left subclavian steal syndrome
  • Right subclavian steal syndrome
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)
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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