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From the Clinical Documentation Team

These arrhythmias will count toward the Vizient variable “Cardiac Arrhythmia:”

  • Re-entry ventricular arrhythmia
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal tachycardia, unspecified
  • Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
  • Persistent atrial fibrillation
  • Chronic atrial fibrillation
  • Typical atrial flutter
  • Atypical atrial flutter
  • Unspecified atrial fibrillation
  • Unspecified atrial flutter
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular flutter
  • Atrial premature depolarization
  • Junctional premature depolarization
  • Ventricular premature depolarization
  • Unspecified premature depolarization
  • Other premature depolarization
  • Sick sinus syndrome
  • Other specified cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified
  • Bradycardia, unspecified

Documentation example: Pt’s EKG on admission shows chronic atrial fibrillation.  

REMEMBER: Always answer CDI queries. (They are here to help you!) Any questions for the clinical documentation team, please call Jean Banzhof, 717-544-4426.

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