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ICD-10-CM Code I49.8
Other specified cardiac arrhythmias

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

I49.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other specified cardiac arrhythmias. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code I498 is used to code Brugada syndrome

Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a genetic disease that is characterised by abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) findings and an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. It is named by the Spanish cardiologists Pedro Brugada and Josep Brugada. It is the major cause of sudden unexplained death syndrome (SUDS), also known as sudden adult death syndrome (SADS), and is the most common cause of sudden death in young men without known underlying cardiac disease in Thailand and Laos.

Specialty: Cardiology
MeSH Code: D053840
ICD 9 Code: 746.89

(A) Normal electrocardiogram pattern in the precordial leads V1-3, (B) changes in Brugada syndrome (type B)

Coding Notes for I49.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Coronary sinus rhythm disorder
Ectopic rhythm disorder
Nodal rhythm disorder

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #308-310 - Cardiac arrhythmia and conduction disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #308-310 - Cardiac arrhythmia and conduction disorders with CC.
  • DRG Group #308-310 - Cardiac arrhythmia and conduction disorders without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Ectopic atrial tachycardia (disorder)
  • Genetic short QT syndrome (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for an external cause code

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'I49.8 - Other specified cardiac arrhythmias'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code I49.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Nodal rhythm (I49.8)
Bradyarrhythmia, cardiac (I49.8)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Other specified cardiac dysrhythmias (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code I49.8 and a single ICD9 code, 427.89 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: I49 - Other cardiac arrhythmias

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/I498