Quiz 4: Introduction to Icd-10-Cm
Elevated blood pressure and hypertension are the cases that are related to the levels of blood. A low and high level of the blood results in the hypertension and elevated blood pressure. The major differences between elevated blood pressure and hypertension are described below: Therefore, the elevated blood pressure and hypertension can be distinguished on the basis of definition and the medical code used for their diagnosis.
Hypertension is a type of condition that affects millions of people regularly and acts as a major cause of death. Different types of hypertension have been observed among different individuals. Hypertension is not a genetic condition. It is a type of chronic condition. Hence, this statement is not correct. Hence, the option (a) is not the correct answer. Hypertension cannot be considered as a contagious condition. It is a type of chronic condition. Hence, the option (b) is not the correct answer. Hypertension is a chronic condition and not a terminal condition. Hence, this statement is not correct. Thus, the option (d) is also incorrect. Hypertension is a type of condition that can lead to death in severe cases. It results due to the elevated levels of blood pressure. It is an actual chronic disorder. It is a condition when levels of blood pressure increase above 140 mm/Hg (systolic) and 90mm/Hg (diastolic). Hence, the correct answer is Option (c).
The alphabetic index is made up of extensive collections of the descriptions and encoded diagnoses. It has two parts in which first part comprises list of injuries and diseases while second part comprises external causes of injuries. The hypertension table in alphabetic index is classified by the types of hypertension of the patients. In the table, hypertension is categorized on the basis of type of hypertension such as primary hypertension and secondary hypertension. Moreover, the table also suggests that classification is also done on the basis of nature of hypertension such as benign, malignant, or unspecified type of hypertension. Different types of codes are assigned in the hypertension table depending on the nature of hypertension. Therefore, evaluation of the hypertension table in the alphabetic index helps in the determination of type and nature of the hypertension.