ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T82.118A

Breakdown (mechanical) of cardiac electronic device, init

Diagnosis Code T82.118A

ICD-10: T82.118A
Short Description: Breakdown (mechanical) of cardiac electronic device, init
Long Description: Breakdown (mechanical) of other cardiac electronic device, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T82.118A

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (T80-T88)
      • Complications of cardiac and vascular prosth dev/grft (T82)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T82.118A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 314
  • OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC 315
  • OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 316

Information for Patients


Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators

An arrhythmia is any disorder of your heart rate or rhythm. It means that your heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern. Most arrhythmias result from problems in the electrical system of the heart. If your arrhythmia is serious, you may need a cardiac pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). They are devices that are implanted in your chest or abdomen.

A pacemaker helps control abnormal heart rhythms. It uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. It can speed up a slow heart rhythm, control a fast heart rhythm, and coordinate the chambers of the heart.

An ICD monitors heart rhythms. If it senses dangerous rhythms, it delivers shocks. This treatment is called defibrillation. An ICD can help control life-threatening arrhythmias, especially those that can cause sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Most new ICDs can act as both a pacemaker and a defibrillator. Many ICDs also record the heart's electrical patterns when there is an abnormal heartbeat. This can help the doctor plan future treatment.

Getting a pacemaker or ICD requires minor surgery. You usually need to stay in the hospital for a day or two, so your doctor can make sure that the device is working well. You will probably be back to your normal activities within a few days.

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