Cerebral infarction/stroke due to embolism

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ICD10 Diagnosis
Dx: Cerebral infarction/stroke due to embolism
ICD10 code: I63.4
Pre-ICD10 counterpart: none assigned
Charlson/ALERT Scale: Cerebrovascular disease
APACHE Como Component: none
APACHE Acute Component: none
External ICD10 Documentation
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Additional Info

  • This code is for cerebral ischemia/stroke due to an embolism (including cardioembolic) to a cerebral artery.


  • For thrombosis of a cerebral artery (not embolic), use Cerebral infarction/stroke, NOS.
  • If the embolic stroke spontaneously "transforms" and bleeds, then COMBINE it with the appropriate code for the hemorrhage (see below).
  • If the hemorrhage after an ischemic stroke was NOT spontaneous, but followed anticoagulation, then the hemorrhage should be coded as Hemorrhage, due to anticoagulant or thrombolytic drug as a complication of treatment, not a complication of the stroke per se.

Alternate ICD10s to consider coding instead or in addition

Arterial thromboembolism codes:
Cerebral Hemorrhage/Stroke codes:

Candidate Combined ICD10 codes

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