ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 996.04

Mch cmp autm mplnt dfbrl

Diagnosis Code 996.04

ICD-9: 996.04
Short Description: Mch cmp autm mplnt dfbrl
Long Description: Mechanical complication of automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 996.04

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (996-999)
      • 996 Complications peculiar to certain specified procedures

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Disorder of implantable defibrillator
  • Disorder of implanted cardiac defibrillator electrode
  • Disorder of implanted defibrillator generator
  • High threshold for implanted defibrillator
  • Implanted defibrillator electrode displacement
  • Implanted defibrillator electrode lead displacement
  • Implanted defibrillator electrode lead fracture
  • Implanted defibrillator generator failure
  • Inappropriate shocks from implanted defibrillator
  • Malfunction of biventricular automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Malfunction of biventricular automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator generator
  • Mechanical malfunction of biventricular automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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.

  • Heart failure - surgeries and devices
  • Heart pacemaker
  • Heart pacemaker - discharge
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator - discharge
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

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