Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia

Explore the ICD-10 codes used for paroxysmal atrial tachycardia and their billability, synonyms, clinical descriptions, etc.

By Alex King on Feb 29, 2024.

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Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia

What ICD-10 Codes is Used for Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia 

The paroxysmal atrial tachycardia ICD-10 codes practitioners can use for coding, billing, and documentation are I47.1: Supraventricular Tachycardia and I47.9: Paroxysmal tachycardia, unspecified. 

Note that you can only use I47.9 when the clinical information is unknown or unspecified.

Is the Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia ICD codes Billable?

Yes, I47.1: Supraventricular Tachycardia and I47.9: Paroxysmal tachycardia, unspecified, is billable.

Clinical Information

  • Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (PAT) is when one’s irregular heartbeat starts and ends abruptly. It’s a type of arrhythmia wherein the atria cause one’s heart to beat faster than normal. It’s also known as paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). 
  • The leading causes of paroxysmal atrial tachycardia are heart disease/attack, alcohol, caffeine, specific medications, COPD, and electrolyte imbalances that may cause misfires in electrical signals from the atria. 
  • Symptoms of PAT are dizziness, palpitations, angina, lightheadedness, breathlessness, and fainting. Other symptoms dependent on age or severity are vomiting, rapid breathing, cardiac arrest, and unconsciousness. 
  • A practitioner will conduct a physical exam and check the electrical activity in the patient’s heart using an electrocardiogram (ECG) to diagnose paroxysmal atrial tachycardia. The patient may also ask the patient to wear a Holter monitor or ambulatory monitor to check their heart activity over a more extended period. 
  • Treatments for paroxysmal atrial tachycardia are medication, ablation, and lifestyle changes. 

Synonyms Include:

  • Tachycardia, paroxysmal
  • Paroxysmal tachycardia
  • Incisional tachycardia
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Atrial tachycardia
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Commonly asked questions

When to use a Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia ICD code?

You can use a paroxysmal atrial tachycardia ICD code once you’ve confirmed the diagnosis with ECG or monitor results. 

Is the Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia diagnosis code billable?

Yes, the paroxysmal atrial tachycardia diagnosis codes are billable. 

What are the common treatments for Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia?

Common treatments for paroxysmal atrial tachycardia are ablations, medication, and lifestyle changes. 

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