ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V12.53

Hx sudden cardiac arrest

Diagnosis Code V12.53

ICD-9: V12.53
Short Description: Hx sudden cardiac arrest
Long Description: Personal history of sudden cardiac arrest
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V12.53

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history (V10-V19)
      • V12 Personal history of certain other diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z86.74 - Personal history of sudden cardiac arrest

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V12.53 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Arrest, arrested
      • cardiac 427.5
        • personal history, successfully rescucitated V12.53
    • Death
      • cardiac (sudden) (SCD) - code to underlying condition
        • personal history of, successfully resuscitated V12.53
      • sudden (cause unknown) 798.1
        • cardiac (SCD)
          • personal history of, successfully resuscitated V12.53
    • History (personal) of
      • arrest, sudden cardiac V12.53
      • death, sudden, successfully resuscitated V12.53
      • sudden
        • cardiac
          • arrest V12.53
          • death (successfully resuscitated) V12.53
    • Sudden
      • death, cause unknown (less than 24 hours) 798.1
        • cardiac (SCD)
          • personal history of, successfully resuscitated V12.53
    • Tonsillitis (acute) (catarrhal) (croupous) (follicular) (gangrenous) (infective) (lacunar) (lingual) (malignant) (membranous) (phlegmonous) (pneumococcal) (pseudomembranous) (purulent) (septic) (staphylococcal) (subacute) (suppurative) (toxic) (ulcerative) (vesicular) (viral) 463

Information for Patients

Cardiac Arrest

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

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