ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 459.81

Venous insufficiency NOS

Diagnosis Code 459.81

ICD-9: 459.81
Short Description: Venous insufficiency NOS
Long Description: Venous (peripheral) insufficiency, unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 459.81

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system (390–459)
    • Diseases of veins and lymphatics, and other diseases of circulatory system (451-459)
      • 459 Other disorders of circulatory system

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 459.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Insufficiency, insufficient
      • venous (peripheral) 459.81
    • Stasis
      • ulcer
        • without varicose veins 459.81
      • venous 459.81
    • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
      • stasis (leg) (venous) 454.0
        • without varicose veins 459.81

Information for Patients


Vascular Diseases

The vascular system is the body's network of blood vessels. It includes the arteries, veins and capillaries that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. Arteries can become thick and stiff, a problem called atherosclerosis. Blood clots can clog vessels and block blood flow to the heart or brain. Weakened blood vessels can burst, causing bleeding inside the body.

You are more likely to have vascular disease as you get older. Other factors that make vascular disease more likely include

  • Family history of vascular or heart diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Illness or injury
  • Long periods of sitting or standing still
  • Any condition that affects the heart and blood vessels, such as diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Losing weight, eating healthy foods, being active and not smoking can help vascular disease. Other treatments include medicines and surgery.

  • Aortic arch syndrome
  • Arterial embolism
  • Arteriogram
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Distal splenorenal shunt
  • Duplex ultrasound
  • Hereditary angioedema
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Mesenteric angiography
  • Mesenteric artery ischemia
  • SVC obstruction
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous ulcers -- self-care
  • Volkmann ischemic contracture


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