Valid for Submission
I45.10 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified right bundle-branch block. The code I45.10 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code I45.10 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bifascicular block, bifascicular block on electrocardiogram, ekg: complete right bundle branch block, ekg: incomplete right bundle branch block, ekg: left bundle branch block , ekg: right bundle branch block, etc.
The code I45.10 is not usually sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used as a principal diagnosis.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like I45.10 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code I45.10:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Right bundle-branch block NOS
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code I45.10 are found in the index:
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Bifascicular block
- Bifascicular block on electrocardiogram
- EKG: complete right bundle branch block
- EKG: Incomplete right bundle branch block
- EKG: left bundle branch block
- EKG: right bundle branch block
- Left anterior fascicular block
- Left anterior fascicular block on electrocardiogram
- Monofascicular block
- Right bundle branch block
- Right bundle branch block AND left anterior fascicular block
- Right bundle branch block and left anterior fascicular block on electrocardiogram
- Right bundle branch block with left bundle branch block
- Right bundle branch block, anterior fascicular block AND incomplete posterior fascicular block
- BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK-. a form of heart block in which the electrical stimulation of heart ventricles is interrupted at either one of the branches of bundle of his thus preventing the simultaneous depolarization of the two ventricles.
- BRUGADA SYNDROME-. an autosomal dominant defect of cardiac conduction that is characterized by an abnormal st segment in leads v1 v3 on the electrocardiogram resembling a right bundle branch block; high risk of ventricular tachycardia; or ventricular fibrillation; syncopal episode; and possible sudden death. this syndrome is linked to mutations of gene encoding the cardiac sodium channel alpha subunit.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert I45.10 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code I45.10 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
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
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
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