ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 272.0

Pure hypercholesterolem

Diagnosis Code 272.0

ICD-9: 272.0
Short Description: Pure hypercholesterolem
Long Description: Pure hypercholesterolemia
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 272.0

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders (240–279)
    • Other metabolic disorders and immunity disorders (270-279)
      • 272 Disorders of lipoid metabolism

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • E78.0 - Pure hypercholesterolemia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 272.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Cholesteremia 272.0
    • Cholesterol
      • elevated (high) 272.0
        • with elevated (high) triglycerides 272.2
    • Cholesterolemia 272.0
      • essential 272.0
      • familial 272.0
      • hereditary 272.0
    • Elevation
      • cholesterol 272.0
        • with high triglycerides 272.2
    • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
      • cholesterol 272.9
        • high 272.0
          • with high triglycerides 272.2
    • High
      • cholesterol 272.0
        • with high triglycerides 272.2
    • Hyperbetalipoproteinemia (acquired) (essential) (familial) (hereditary) (primary) (secondary) 272.0
      • with prebetalipoproteinemia 272.2
    • Hypercholesterolemia 272.0
      • with hyperglyceridemia, endogenous 272.2
      • essential 272.0
      • familial 272.0
      • hereditary 272.0
      • primary 272.0
      • pure 272.0
    • Hypercholesterolosis 272.0
    • Hyperlipidemia 272.4
      • group
        • A 272.0
    • Hyperlipoproteinemia (acquired) (essential) (familial) (hereditary) (primary) (secondary) 272.4
      • Fredrickson type
        • IIA 272.0
      • low-density-lipoid-type (LDL) 272.0
    • Xanthoma(s), xanthomatosis 272.2
      • hypercholesterinemic 272.0
      • hypercholesterolemic 272.0

Information for Patients


Also called: HDL, Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia, Hyperlipoproteinemia, LDL

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can combine with other substances in the blood and stick to the walls of your arteries. This is called plaque. Plaque can narrow your arteries or even block them.

High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of heart disease. Your cholesterol levels tend to rise as you get older. There are usually no signs or symptoms that you have high blood cholesterol, but it can be detected with a blood test. You are likely to have high cholesterol if members of your family have it, if you are overweight or if you eat a lot of fatty foods.

You can lower your cholesterol by exercising more and eating more fruits and vegetables. You also may need to take medicine to lower your cholesterol.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Apolipoprotein B100
  • Apolipoprotein CII
  • Bile acid sequestrants for cholesterol
  • Cholesterol - drug treatment
  • Cholesterol and lifestyle
  • Cholesterol testing and results
  • Familial combined hyperlipidemia
  • Familial dysbetalipoproteinemia
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • High blood cholesterol levels
  • How to take statins
  • Niacin for cholesterol
  • Talk with Your Health Care Provider about High Cholesterol (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
  • VLDL test

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