AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes

Atrial Fibrillation

Codes in category I48, Atrial fibrillation and flutter, were expanded and the following new codes created to provide unique codes to describe the different types of atrial fibrillation (AF). I48.11 Longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation I48.19 Other persistent atrial fibrillation I48.20 Chronic atrial fibrillation, unspecified I48.21 Permanent atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cause of an abnormal, irregular heartbeat. The heart wall does not move normally in atrial fibrillation, so there is a risk of blood clots forming in the heart, and risk of thromboembolism, including thromboembolic stroke. AF is typically treated by electrical...

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