Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 427.5
Cardiac arrest
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 427.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 427.5 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 427.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM I46.9 Cardiac arrest, cause unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abnormal growth in uterus with cardiac arrest
  • Cardiac arrest after ectopic pregnancy
  • Cardiac arrest due to OB anesthesia in pregnancy
  • Cardiac arrest due to obstetric anesthesia in pregnancy
  • Cardiac arrest following molar pregnancy
  • Cardiac arrest with successful resuscitation
  • Ectopic pregnancy W cardiac arrest
  • Ectopic pregnancy with cardiac arrest
  • Failed pregnancy termination W cardiac arrest
  • Failed pregnancy termination with cardiac arrest
  • Incomplete pregnancy loss with cardiac arrest
  • Incomplete SAB W cardiac arrest
  • Incomplete spontaneous abortion with cardiac arrest
  • Molar pregnancy W cardiac arrest
  • Pregnancy loss with cardiac arrest
  • Pregnancy termination W cardiac arrest
  • Pregnancy termination with cardiac arrest
  • SAB W cardiac arrest
  • Spontaneous abortion with cardiac arrest
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by cessation of the pumping function of the heart
  • Cardiac standstill or arrest; absence of a heartbeat
  • Cessation of breathing and/or cardiac function
  • Cessation of heart beat or myocardial contraction. If it is treated within a few minutes, heart arrest can be reversed in most cases to normal cardiac rhythm and effective circulation
  • Cessation of the heart beat
  • Sudden cessation of the pumping function of the heart, with disappearance of arterial blood pressure, connoting either ventricular fibrillation or ventricular standstill
  • 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 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 cardiac arrest. They include coronary heart disease, heart attack, electrocution, drowning, or choking. There may not be a known cause to the cardiac arrest. Without medical attention, the person will die within a few minutes. People are less likely to die if they have early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) and defibrillation. Defibrillation is delivering an electric shock to restore the heart rhythm to normal
  • The sudden cessation of cardiac activity so that the victim subject/patient becomes unresponsive, without normal breathing and no signs of circulation. Cardiac arrest may be reversed by cpr, and/or defibrillation, cardioversion or cardiac pacing
Applies To
  • Cardiorespiratory arrest
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 427.5:
  • Arrest, arrested
    • cardiac 427.5
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with specified complication NEC
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.8
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.8
      • complicating
        • anesthesia
          • correct substance properly administered 427.5
          • obstetric 668.1
          • overdose or wrong substance given 968.4
            • specified anesthetic - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
        • delivery (cesarean) (instrumental) 669.4
        • ectopic or molar pregnancy 639.8
        • surgery (nontherapeutic) (therapeutic) 997.1
      • fetus or newborn 779.85
      • following
      • personal history, successfully rescucitated V12.53
      • postoperative (immediate) 997.1
        • long-term effect of cardiac surgery 429.4
    • cardiorespiratory (see also Arrest, cardiac) 427.5
  • Asystole (heart) (see also Arrest, cardiac) 427.5
  • Standstill
    • cardiac (see also Arrest, cardiac) 427.5
    • ventricular (see also Arrest, cardiac) 427.5
  • Stoppage
    • heart (see also Arrest, cardiac) 427.5
  • Ventricle, ventricular - see also condition
    • standstill (see also Arrest, cardiac) 427.5
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