Arrhythmia ICD 9 Code


Billable Medical Code for Other Specified Cardiac Dysrhythmias

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 427.89

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 427.89.

The Short Description Is: Cardiac dysrhythmias NEC.

Known As

Arrhythmia is also known as abnormal femoral pulse, abnormal pulse rate, abnormal radial pulse, accelerated idioventricular rhythm, anadicrotic pulse, apex beat displaced – LVH, apex beat displaced – RVH, atrial bigeminy, atrial ectopic tachycardia, atrial tachycardia, atrial tachycardia, multifocal, atrial trigeminy, atrioventricular (av) bradycardia (slow heart beat),
atrioventricular (av) tachycardia (fast heart beat), atrioventricular junctional heart rhythm, atrioventricular junctional rhythm, atrioventricular junctional tachycardia, atrioventricular nodal re entrant tachycardia, atrio-ventricular node arrhythmia, atrioventricular tachycardia, atrio-ventricular-junctional (nodal) bradycardia (disorder), atrio-ventricular-junctional bradycardia,
AV junctional bradycardia, AV junctional re entrant tachycardia, AV junctional rhythm, AV re-entry tachycardia, AV-junctional (nodal) bradycardia, baseline bradycardia, bigeminal pulse, bigeminy ventricular, bradyarrhythmia, bradycardia, bradycardia (slow heart rate), bradycardia, drug induced, in therapeutic use, chronic ectopic atrial tachycardia, dicrotic pulse, drug-induced bradycardia, ectopic atrial beats, ectopic atrial tachycardia, ectopic atrial tachycardia (heart rhythm disorder), ectopic beats, fourth sound gallop, fusion beats, gallop rhythm, his bundle tachycardia, idiojunctional tachycardia, idioventricular rhythm, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, inappropriate sinus tachycardia (rapid heart beat), incessant atrial tachycardia, incisional tachycardia, labile pulse, left atrial incisional tachycardia, left atrial rhythm, marked sinus arrhythmia, moderate hypokinesis of cardiac wall, multifocal atrial tachycardia, multifocal atrial tachycardia (heart beat disorder), nodal rhythm disorder, nonsustained paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, on examination – pulse rate – bradycardia, P wave left axis deviation, plateau pulse, postoperative His bundle tachycardia, postoperative sinoatrial disease, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, pulse deficit, pulse irregular, pulse irregularly irregular, pulse missed beats, pulse regularly irregular, pulsus trigeminus, re-entrant atrial tachycardia, re-entrant atrioventricular node tachycardia, re-entrant atrioventricular tachycardia, right atrial incisional tachycardia, sinoatrial nodal reentrant tachycardia, sinus arrest with ventricular escape, sinus bradycardia, sinus bradycardia (slow heart beat), sinus tachycardia, sinus tachycardia (fast heart beat), summation gallop, supraventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia nonsustained, symptomatic sinus bradycardia, vagal autonomic bradycardia, ventricular bigeminy, ventricular trigeminy, wandering atrial pacemaker, wandering pacemaker, and withdrawal arrhythmia. This excludes carotid sinus syncope (337.0), neonatal bradycardia (779.81), neonatal tachycardia (779.82), reflex bradycardia (337.0), and tachycardia NOS (785.0). This applies to rhythm disorder: coronary sinus, ectopic, nodal, and wandering (atrial) pacemaker.

Arrhythmia Definition and Symptoms

Arrhythmias are heart rhythm problems. This means that there is an abnormality in the heart beat. These abnormalities can range from a fluttering heartbeat, a racing heartbeat, a slow heart beat, and more. Symptoms include chest pain, dizziness, fainting, lightheadedness, and shortness of breath.