Stroke diagnosis code

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Avatar n tn Hi I'm terribly upset. My dad has just had a stroke. He's 72 and is currently in hospital virtually asleep full time. We know that it is caused by a blood clot stemming from Atrial Fibrillation and it has affected his left side (No vision, left arm and leg) The doctor has painted a very bleak picture which was very devastating and right now at this moment it just seems that there is no hope. Can anyone re-assure me that if he survives there is some hope for quality of life.
Tbd Her response was, most people should be on a statin because of the benefits to lessening the change of stroke or heart attack (when they are older - after middle age). The reason for the diagnosis code, my Thyroid levels go out of wack every few years and it triggers AFIB. I am doing my research, I have talked to my primary and cardiologist. Primary says it is a good thing and cardiologist said all doctors have different opinions.
Avatar n tn GAD (general anxiety disorder) can cause awful systemic problems in the body. Have you only been going to your GP? Ask for a referral to an ENT who can help with the dizzy spells. A neurologist would even be better as they would more than likely order an MRI. I'll bet it is nothing but my husband who had a stroke 20 years ago started experiencing extreme dizziness and the doctor did not want to do an MRI for dizziness since "it may not be covered".
1191939 tn?1264809696 I had a stroke in May of 2003 and within 6 months I started having extreme pain on the whole left side of my body. The doctors said it was from my stroke. I have tried motor cortex stimulator that only helped for three months. I also had a DBS that did not help at all. I am now told that the only thing that will help is a cingulotomy. I would like to find out more about the after effects before I do it, plus if a doctor in Wisconsin is able to help with my questions.
1171009 tn?1264643036 Exactly. Eleven weeks ago yesterday woke up with double vision and ataxia, was hospitalized for the IV Solumedrol and left with a dx of MS. After getting home and having the steroids wear off, noticed numbness and tingling on the left side, including my face and tongue, causing some speech difficulties. Now the neuro has backed off the MS dx since none of my MRI's show plaques, and says probable MS due to my documented history and neuro exam.
Avatar n tn Her first code was 8 hours after surgery and they had to do an emergency reopening of her incision in the ICU room to get her heart beating, and to remove a blood clot near the heart. Her longest code was for 32 minutes and occurred after a procedure to close a hole in her heart that is hard to detect, and was suspected a few days after surgery as they could not stabilize her. She is still in the ICU and suffered mild to moderate strokes, but she seems to be mentally aware.
Avatar m tn In the absence of a related diagnosis, like heart attack, muscular damage/injury,stroke, myopathy etc., which would explain the high CPK (1), there's no specific explanation for the lack of feeling in his feet (2) causing his falls, so far. So if we are to make the assumption that (1) and (2) are associated, then underlying causative factors must be explored.
Avatar n tn The CT scan and MRI showed no signs of stroke or brain injury. She stayed in the hospital on antibiotics for 26 days. On the day she was to be discharged, the medical center gave her a barium test to test her swallowing. The test was uneventful. In an hour or so, her IV catheter was removed and she fainted off, heart stopped beating and she stopped breathing. Since she was in the hospital they called a code and she was revived.
1878464 tn?1320563037 After looking at your histopathology report, despite the apparent clinical diagnosis, the firm diagnosis now could be placed on Discoid LE.Though both these conditions are known to co-exist(Children), there is no evidence of fat involvement in histopathology (the hall-mark of panniculitis). Guess you should be happier with this diagnosis, since it is better controlled and a much better prognosis. With my best wishes.
469720 tn?1388149949 150 and strict vegetarians have 80% less chance of developing heart attack or stroke. In my upcoming book, I describe various "regression diets" which have actually been scientifically proven to cause atheroclerotic plaque to diminish in some patients. I can't emphasize enough that without saturated fat and cholesterol in your diet, you will not develop elevated cholesterol and CVD I think that most people significantly underestimate the amount of fat they eat each day.
Avatar n tn He didnt like the idea that it might be some kind of migrane as prevously suggested by another doctor and has referred him again to the stroke clinic. Nobody has ever given a clear diagnosis and i know he will be seen and discharged from the stroke clinic.
Avatar f tn I had some issues getting it scheduled, they wanted to know if it was vascular or nonvascular so I got the procedure code from docs office, ..anyway while looking up the code it describes us' no glands...she is taking this test because insurance won't approve an mra. The doc said doppler in the office but the code given isn't for a doppler ultrasound, rather there are codes that describe ultrasounds for blood flow study but that's not what she prescribed.
147426 tn?1317269232 This is not true. For the vast majority of people with MS, the diagnosis was made with a machine of 1.5T or lesser strength. Normally a 1.5T is perfectly good and is always an okay place to start when the doctor suspects MS in someone. I don't want anyone to feel that if they have gotten their first MRI on a lower strength machine, that they have wasted their time and money.
Avatar f tn and Post Polio Syndrome as CFS, renaming and redefining it as a vague fatigue state via the unscientific Fukuda and Holmes definitions and further reducing it to a “stress-related disorder” usingthe 2005 Reeves “empirical” definition – a subjective questionnaire about“unwellness”. CFS is known as the wastebasket diagnosis - for it describes all states of “chronic fatigue” and has been the subject of intense psychiatric speculation and abuse.
664710 tn?1226933196 I called and they told me flat out they would not see me for this and to get my rear end to the ER immediately. I think they thought I was having a stroke because of the questions they were asking me. After blood work, MRI's, Xray's, CT scans, neurology exams and a urine sample they sent me home saying everything looked fine and they made me an appt. with my PC on the 11th that was changed to the 8th by my PC. She told me they found a spot on my brain and it looked like it might be MS.
521840 tn?1348844371 By the time he gets his license, a psychologist has completed five to seven years of graduate training before being able to finally call himself a psychologist. Diagnosis Psychologists diagnose psychiatric disorders through testing. Testing is a systematic process of data collection and formal observation. Testing can be done for many reasons.
476834 tn?1228402309 Hi there, Although my Ms specialist is thinking I have ms,, on my mri report it said could be due to ischemic or migraines,, ok well I've never had migraines,, so I've looked up ischemic lesions and this is a STROKE??? OK well to my knowledge I've never had high blood pressure and my GP told me that my cholesterol etc is fine. BUT my question is WHAT IF IT IS ISCHMIC lesions and not ms???? I'm 38 just turned in march. shouldn't they be treating me with something for this??
Avatar f tn He couldn’t use my last Neurologist suggested diagnosis of Traumatic Cognitive Depression because there wasn’t one an ACC code. I have booked a Psychiatrist to help establish what is happening to me. I heard from my ACC Case Manager before the day was out! There is nothing they can do for me even knowing the Reviewer said I had a claim under Mental Injury. I told her after I lost the Review, I went up to full time hours and eventually lost my job due to my poor behaviours.
280418 tn?1306329510 Unknown what this antigen is, but based on research at the National Institute of Health (NIH), other Borrelia (such as Borrelia recurrentis that causes relapsing fever), do not even have the genetics to code for the 39 kDa antigen, much less produce it. It is the most specific antibody for borreliosis of all. 41: Flagella or tail. This is how Borrelia burgdorferi moves around, by moving the flagella. Many bacteria have flagella. This is the most common borreliosis antibody.
1225331 tn?1333369369 Maybe an MS mis-diagnosis, maybe Lupus, or maybe neither, or maybe both? So many questions....
Avatar n tn Dear ontherecord, I am not sure if you will ever read this, but I feel obliged to offer some information. I am a residency trained, board certified emergency medicine physician and an old timer. Iwork at a level 1 center and train EM residents. I agree with you that strokes (CVAs) are emergent. EM departments all across the U.S. are setting up "stroke centers", and are treating CVAs just like heart attacks.
Avatar m tn And another episode of palpitation started. My heart was beating too fast and the pulse stroke was becoming feeble to feebler then stopped and again continued to beat. This was happening in a circular manner. During this episode my doctor suggested me to take Clonazepham 0.5mg and for some reason it helps to subsidize the condition. 10. Doctor also prescribed be beta-blocker but due to cold extremities he advised me to stop. Three: 10.
Avatar n tn I got a statement where the MRI was billed to my insurance, and it had a diagnosis and code on it...#340, Multiple Sclerosis!!!!Needless to say I wigged all weekend.
881165 tn?1265988188 (This means not your primary diagnosis code, per se, but the diagnosis code for the sign/symptom/disorder for which the compression stockings are being Rxed.) I'm not sure what you mean by Medicaid varying from person to person? All else being equal, (that is, if two people have the same dx code and the same rx for something), coverage is equal between patients on Medicaid.
803451 tn?1390087022 I have been banned from Neurology clinics and had my diagnosis taken away. I just found a new MS Specialist who diagnosed again a year and half later. The only true way to tell if someone has MS is after death looking at the brain and spinal cord and seeing the scarring. When I got bad cancer care I went to another hospital.
Avatar m tn Needless to say I did not reschedule my appointment with him since it seemed he was only concerned with getting paid by insurance for each visit I had with him, all while doing absolutely NOTHING for me and submitting all the claims with MS as the diagnosis ICD-9 code. I am covered at 100% and have been since January 9 when I met my out-of-pocket and deductible for the year 2013.
Avatar n tn I know it's possible to still have MS yet have a negative brain/C-spine MRI but HOW LONG after the ONSET of symptoms can one still have negtive MRIs and still have MS as a potential diagnosis? I have had many symptoms consistent with MS but as of 2002 and 2004 respectively my brain and C-spine MRIs with contrast were normal.
Avatar f tn I was watching House or Grey's Anatomy a couple of weeks ago and a patient went into SVT....the Dr's called a code and rushed around like the patient was about to die, and I thought, "Man....if this stuff is so "benign" how come they make it look so deadly?" Then I remembered....Hollywood has to overdo everything to make it interesting for a 60 minute show to remain interesting. We've been to our cardiologists, and we've spoken to one another 100 times about this stuff.
Avatar f tn Even afib, a relatively benign arrhythmia, if left untreated could lead to stroke. In discussing a rate control approach to my afib, an EP warned me that the long term consequences of being in afib will cause damage to the ventricles. My chronic afib has already caused my atria to baloon. PVCs/PACs, on the other hand, will cause no damage. JMHO. Regards Tony PS Good to see you posting again. While you and I disagree on some subjects, I have always respected your well thought out views.