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|Pre-ICD10 counterpart:||Hypotension NYD (not due to shock or post op), Hypotension 2nd Mediastinal Shift|
|APACHE Como Component:||none|
|APACHE Acute Component:||none|
|External ICD10 Documentation|
This diagnosis is a part of ICD10 collection.
- This is an unusual code that will very rarely (if at all) be used.
- First of all, if the patient has any form of SHOCK, then you'll use one of the various codes for shock instead (see below)
- Remember, shock is defined as hypoperfusion in the presence of blood pressure that is low, or RELATIVELY LOW for that individual (e.g. in a hypertensive person whose usual BP=195/115, a BP of 120/80 can easily result in hypoperfusion and thus shock).
- Second, if the hypotension does not rise to the level of shock, then there are separate codes for specific kinds of hypotension (see below).
- One possible use of this code is for the person who chronically runs a very low BP, but without any circulatory compromise.
Alternate ICD10s to consider coding instead or in addition
Candidate Combined ICD10 codes
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