Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 427.1
Paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Parox ventric tachycard.
  • ICD-9-CM 427.1 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 427.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Nonsustained paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia
  • Sustained ventricular tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia, monomorphic
  • Ventricular tachycardia, nonsustained
  • Ventricular tachycardia, paroxysmal
  • Ventricular tachycardia, polymorphic
  • Ventricular tachycardia, sustained
Clinical Information
  • A tachycardia arising distal to bundle of his, with a rate greater than 100 beats per minute.
  • A tachycardia arising distal to bundle of his, with a rate greater than 100 beats per minute. (nci)
  • An abnormally rapid ventricular rhythm with aberrant ventricular excitation, usually in excess of 150 beats per minute.
  • An episodic form of ventricular tachycardia, with abrupt onset and termination.
Applies To
  • Ventricular tachycardia (paroxysmal)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 427.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I47.2 Ventricular tachycardia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 427.1:
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