Valid for Submission
P29.81 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cardiac arrest of newborn. The code P29.81 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 P29.81 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like asystole, atrial standstill, bradycardic cardiac arrest, cardiac arrest, cardiac arrest in fetus or newborn , cardiac arrest with successful resuscitation, etc.
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 P29.81 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:
- Atrial standstill
- Bradycardic cardiac arrest
- Cardiac arrest
- Cardiac arrest in fetus OR newborn
- Cardiac arrest with successful resuscitation
- Circulatory arrest
- EKG: asystole
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy due to cardiac arrest
- Hypoxic-ischemic coma
- Idiopathic cardiac arrest
- Neonatal cardiac arrest
- Neonatal cardiorespiratory arrest
- Neonatal dysrhythmia
- Neonatal dysrhythmia
- Neonatal respiratory arrest
- O/E - collapse -cardiac arrest
- Post-cardiorespiratory arrest coma
- Sinus arrest
Convert P29.81 to ICD-9 Code
Information for Patients
Also called: SCA, Sudden cardiac death
The heart has an internal electrical system that controls the rhythm of the heartbeat. Problems can cause abnormal heart rhythms, called arrhythmias. There are many types of arrhythmia. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or it can stop beating. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart develops an arrhythmia that causes it to stop beating. This is different than a heart attack, where the heart usually continues to beat but blood flow to the heart is blocked.
There are many possible causes of SCA. They include coronary heart disease, physical stress, and some inherited disorders. Sometimes there is no known cause for the SCA.
Without medical attention, the person will die within a few minutes. People are less likely to die if they have early defibrillation. Defibrillation sends an electric shock to restore the heart rhythm to normal. You should give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a person having SCA until defibrillation can be done.
If you have had an SCA, an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) reduces the chance of dying from a second SCA.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Cardiac arrest (Medical Encyclopedia)
Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems
It can be scary when your baby is sick, especially when it is not an everyday problem like a cold or a fever. You may not know whether the problem is serious or how to treat it. If you have concerns about your baby's health, call your health care provider right away.
Learning information about your baby's condition can help ease your worry. Do not be afraid to ask questions about your baby's care. By working together with your health care provider, you make sure that your baby gets the best care possible.
- Brief resolved unexplained event -- BRUE (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Crying - excessive (0-6 months) (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Failure to thrive (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hyperglycemia - infants (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neonatal sepsis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neutropenia - infants (Medical Encyclopedia)