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Subclavian steal syndrome (435.2)

ICD-9 code 435.2 for Subclavian steal syndrome is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE (430-438).

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Code Descriptor and Instructional Notes
Subclavian steal syndrome

Includes: cerebrovascular insufficiency (acute) with transient focal neurological signs and symptoms

insufficiency of basilar, carotid, and vertebral arteries

spasm of cerebral arteries

Excludes: acute cerebrovascular insufficiency NOS (437.1)

that due to any condition classifiable to 433 (433.0-433.9)

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