ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V17.41

Fam hx sudden card death

Diagnosis Code V17.41

ICD-9: V17.41
Short Description: Fam hx sudden card death
Long Description: Family history of sudden cardiac death (SCD)
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V17.41

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)
      • V17 Family history of certain chronic disabling diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z82.41 - Family history of sudden cardiac death

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V17.41 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Death
      • cardiac (sudden) (SCD) - code to underlying condition
        • family history of� V17.41
      • sudden (cause unknown) 798.1
        • cardiac (SCD)
          • family history of V17.41
    • History (personal) of
      • family
        • disease or disorder (of)
          • death, sudden cardiac (SCD) V17.41
        • sudden cardiac death (SCD) V17.41
    • Sudden
      • death, cause unknown (less than 24 hours) 798.1
        • cardiac (SCD)
          • family history of V17.41

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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Family History

Your family history includes health information about you and your close relatives. Families have many factors in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Looking at these factors can help you figure out whether you have a higher risk for certain health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Having a family member with a disease raises your risk, but it does not mean that you will definitely get it. Knowing that you are at risk gives you a chance to reduce that risk by following a healthier lifestyle and getting tested as needed.

You can get started by talking to your relatives about their health. Draw a family tree and add the health information. Having copies of medical records and death certificates is also helpful.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Family History Is Important for Your Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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