ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 659.71

Abn ftl hrt rate/rhy-del

Diagnosis Code 659.71

ICD-9: 659.71
Short Description: Abn ftl hrt rate/rhy-del
Long Description: Abnormality in fetal heart rate or rhythm, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 659.71

Code Classification
  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
    • Normal delivery, and other indications for care in pregnancy, labor, and delivery (650-659)
      • 659 Other indications for care or intervention related to labor and delivery and not elsewhere classified

Information for Patients

Childbirth Problems

While childbirth usually goes well, complications can happen. They can cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Possible complications include

  • Preterm (premature) labor, when labor starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • Problems with the umbilical cord
  • Problems with the position of the baby, such as breech, in which the baby is going to come out feet first
  • Birth injuries

For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.

  • Assisted delivery with forceps
  • Brachial plexus injury in newborns
  • Breech birth
  • Caput succedaneum
  • Fractured clavicle in the newborn
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Placenta previa
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Sheehan syndrome
  • Vacuum-assisted delivery
  • When you pass your due date

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Fetal Health and Development

A normal pregnancy lasts nine months. Each three-month period of pregnancy is called a trimester. During each trimester, the fetus grows and develops. There are specific prenatal tests to monitor both the mother's health and fetal health during each trimester.

With modern technology, health professionals can

  • Detect birth defects
  • Identify problems that may affect childbirth
  • Correct some kinds of fetal problems before the baby is born

  • Developmental disorders of the female reproductive tract
  • Fetal development
  • Intrauterine growth restriction

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