I49.01 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of ventricular fibrillation. The code I49.01 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code I49.01 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like idiopathic ventricular fibrillation not brugada type, paroxysmal familial ventricular fibrillation, sustained ventricular fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation and flutter , ventricular flutter, etc.
The code is commonly used in cardiology medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as cardiac arrhythmias (other).
Entries in the Index to Diseases and Injuries with references to I49.01
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 I49.01 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation not Brugada type
- Paroxysmal familial ventricular fibrillation
- Sustained ventricular fibrillation
- Ventricular fibrillation
- Ventricular fibrillation and flutter
- Ventricular flutter
- VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION-. a potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia that is characterized by uncoordinated extremely rapid firing of electrical impulses 400 600/min in heart ventricles. such asynchronous ventricular quivering or fibrillation prevents any effective cardiac output and results in unconsciousness syncope. it is one of the major electrocardiographic patterns seen with cardiac arrest.
- ROMANO WARD SYNDROME-. a form of long qt syndrome that is without congenital deafness. it is caused by mutation of the kcnq1 gene which encodes a protein in the voltage gated potassium channel.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|308||CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA AND CONDUCTION DISORDERS WITH MCC||05||1.1993|
|309||CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA AND CONDUCTION DISORDERS WITH CC||05||0.7494|
|310||CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA AND CONDUCTION DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC||05||0.5584|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
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Information for Patients
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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|ICD Code||Description||Valid for Submission|
|I49||Other cardiac arrhythmias||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|I49.0||Ventricular fibrillation and flutter||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|I49.02||Ventricular flutter||BILLABLE CODE|
|I49.1||Atrial premature depolarization||BILLABLE CODE|
|I49.2||Junctional premature depolarization||BILLABLE CODE|
|I49.3||Ventricular premature depolarization||BILLABLE CODE|
|I49.4||Other and unspecified premature depolarization||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|I49.40||Unspecified premature depolarization||BILLABLE CODE|
|I49.49||Other premature depolarization||BILLABLE CODE|
|I49.5||Sick sinus syndrome||BILLABLE CODE|
|I49.8||Other specified cardiac arrhythmias||BILLABLE CODE|
|I49.9||Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified||BILLABLE CODE|