I49.0: Ventricular fibrillation and flutter
Your heart’s ventricles have been beating far too quickly.
The heart pumps blood through the body. Inside the heart are 4 chambers. There are 2 heart atria and 2 ventricles. Both heart atria and both ventricles are separated from each other by a partition.
If the ventricles beat far too quickly, the heart is no longer able to pump the blood properly. As a result, the organs receive too little blood. So when a heartbeat is much too fast, it has to be treated immediately.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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