ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P29.81

Cardiac arrest of newborn

Diagnosis Code P29.81

ICD-10: P29.81
Short Description: Cardiac arrest of newborn
Long Description: Cardiac arrest of newborn
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P29.81

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Respiratory and cardiovascular disorders specific to the perinatal period (P19-P29)
      • Cardiovascular disorders originating in the perinatal period (P29)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Asystole
  • Atrial standstill
  • Bradycardic cardiac arrest
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiac arrest in fetus OR newborn
  • Cardiac arrest with successful resuscitation
  • Circulatory arrest
  • Collapse
  • Electrocardiographic asystole
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy due to cardiac arrest
  • Hypoxic-ischemic coma
  • Idiopathic cardiac arrest
  • Neonatal cardiac arrest
  • Neonatal cardiorespiratory arrest
  • Neonatal dysrhythmia
  • Neonatal dysrhythmia
  • Neonatal respiratory arrest
  • On examination - collapse -cardiac arrest
  • Post-cardiorespiratory arrest coma
  • Sinus arrest
  • Sinus node dysfunction

Information for Patients

Cardiac Arrest

Also called: SCA, Sudden cardiac death

The heart has an internal electrical system that controls the rhythm of the heartbeat. Problems can cause abnormal heart rhythms, called arrhythmias. There are many types of arrhythmia. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or it can stop beating. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart develops an arrhythmia that causes it to stop beating. This is different than a heart attack, where the heart usually continues to beat but blood flow to the heart is blocked.

There are many possible causes of SCA. They include coronary heart disease, physical stress, and some inherited disorders. Sometimes there is no known cause for the SCA.

Without medical attention, the person will die within a few minutes. People are less likely to die if they have early defibrillation. Defibrillation sends an electric shock to restore the heart rhythm to normal. You should give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a person having SCA until defibrillation can be done.

If you have had an SCA, an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) reduces the chance of dying from a second SCA.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Cardiac arrest

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Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems

It can be scary when your baby is sick, especially when it is not an everyday problem like a cold or a fever. You may not know whether the problem is serious or how to treat it. If you have concerns about your baby's health, call your health care provider right away.

Learning information about your baby's condition can help ease your worry. Do not be afraid to ask questions about your baby's care. By working together with your health care provider, you make sure that your baby gets the best care possible.

  • Crying - excessive (0-6 months)
  • Failure to thrive
  • Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn
  • Hyperglycemia - infants
  • Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Neutropenia - infants

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