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Diagnosis for cardiac monitors
My educators and I are having a discussion. Maybe you can help us on this. "Event monitor was placed. There were 7 events including baseline. Events showed sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, and sinus tachycardia. Symptoms includes shortness of breath, dizziness, and racing heart. Conclusion reads: Event monitor with 6 events recorded, symptoms were reported for sinus rhythm, sinus tachycardia." Would R00.0 be an appropriate diagnosis, or would the indications be a better choice since there really isn't an abnormal finding? My thought is that the sinus "rhythms" are just the rhythm the patient was in at the time they had their "symptoms." Sinus tachycardia isn't an abnormality to code here is it?
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