ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 785.1


Diagnosis Code 785.1

ICD-9: 785.1
Short Description: Palpitations
Long Description: Palpitations
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 785.1

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 785 Symptoms involving cardiovascular system

Information for Patients


Also called: Irregular heartbeat

An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat. It means that your heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern. When the heart beats faster than normal, it is called tachycardia. When the heart beats too slowly, it is called bradycardia. The most common type of arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation, which causes an irregular and fast heart beat.

Many factors can affect your heart's rhythm, such as having had a heart attack, smoking, congenital heart defects, and stress. Some substances or medicines may also cause arrhythmias.

Symptoms of arrhythmias include

  • Fast or slow heart beat
  • Skipping beats
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating

Your doctor can run tests to find out if you have an arrhythmia. Treatment to restore a normal heart rhythm may include medicines, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or pacemaker, or sometimes surgery.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial fibrillation or flutter
  • Cardiac ablation procedures
  • Cardioversion
  • Ectopic heartbeat
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Exercise stress test
  • Heart block
  • Heart palpitations
  • His bundle electrography
  • Holter monitor (24h)
  • Intracardiac electrophysiology study (EPS)
  • Multifocal atrial tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT)
  • Sick sinus syndrome
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

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