ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 786.59


Chest pain NEC

Diagnosis Code 786.59

ICD-9: 786.59
Short Description: Chest pain NEC
Long Description: Other chest pain
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 786.59

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions (780–799)
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 786 Symptoms involving respiratory system and other chest symptoms

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Acute chest pain
  • Atypical chest pain
  • Cardiac syndrome X
  • Central crushing chest pain
  • Chest discomfort
  • Chest pain at rest
  • Chest pain on exertion
  • Chest wall tenderness
  • Crushing chest pain
  • Dull chest pain
  • Esophageal chest pain
  • Musculoskeletal chest pain
  • Non-cardiac chest pain
  • Pain of sternum
  • Pain radiating to left side of chest
  • Post-thoracotomy pain syndrome
  • Radiating chest pain
  • Rib pain
  • Rib tender
  • Squeezing chest pain
  • Tight chest

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Chest Pain

Having a pain in your chest can be scary. It does not always mean that you are having a heart attack. There can be many other causes, including

  • Other heart problems, such as angina
  • Panic attacks
  • Digestive problems, such as heartburn or esophagus disorders
  • Sore muscles
  • Lung diseases, such as pneumonia, pleurisy, or pulmonary embolism
  • Costochondritis - an inflammation of joints in your chest

Some of these problems can be serious. Get immediate medical care if you have chest pain that does not go away, crushing pain or pressure in the chest, or chest pain along with nausea, sweating, dizziness or shortness of breath. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain.

  • Chest pain


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