ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V45.01

Status cardiac pacemaker

Diagnosis Code V45.01

ICD-9: V45.01
Short Description: Status cardiac pacemaker
Long Description: Cardiac pacemaker in situ
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V45.01

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with a condition influencing their health status (V40-V49)
      • V45 Other postsurgical states

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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