ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 21, 2017

See: Syncope and collapse

  ICD-10 Code for Syncope & collapse R55

R55 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

R55 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 18 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99)
Section R50-R69 General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
Category R55 Syncope and collapse

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Blackout
  • Fainting
  • Vasovagal attack
Excludes1
  • cardiogenic shock (R57.0)
  • carotid sinus syncope (G90.01)
  • heat syncope (T67.1)
  • neurocirculatory asthenia (F45.8)
  • neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (G90.3)
  • orthostatic hypotension (I95.1)
  • postprocedural shock (T81.1-)
  • psychogenic syncope (F48.8)
  • shock complicating or following abortion or ectopic or molar pregnancy (O00-O07, O08.3)
  • shock complicating or following labor and delivery (O75.1)
  • shock NOS (R57.9)
  • Stokes-Adams attack (I45.9)
  • unconsciousness NOS (R40.2-)
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Related Terms to “Syncope and collapse”

  • Arrhythmia(auricle)(cardiac)(juvenile)(nodal) (reflex)(sinus)(supraventricular)(transitory)(ventricle) - I49.9
    • vagal - R55
  • Attack, attacks
    • drop NEC - R55
    • syncope - R55
    • unconsciousness - R55
    • vasomotor - R55
    • vasovagal(paroxysmal) (idiopathic) - R55
  • Blackout - R55
  • Collapse - R55
    • general - R55
  • Drop(in)
    • attack NEC - R55
  • Fainting(fit) - R55
  • Fit - R56.9
    • fainting - R55
  • Gower's
    • syndrome(vasovagal attack) - R55
  • Instability
    • vasomotor - R55
  • Loss(of)
    • consciousness, transient - R55
  • Near-syncope - R55
  • Phenomenon
    • vasomotor - R55
    • vasovagal - R55
  • Pre-syncope - R55
  • Reflex - R29.2
    • vasovagal - R55
  • Syncope(near) (pre-) - R55
    • cardiac - R55
    • heart - R55
    • vasoconstriction - R55
    • vasodepressor - R55
    • vasomotor - R55
    • vasovagal - R55
  • SyndromeSee also Disease
    • Gower's - R55
    • vasovagal - R55
  • Vasovagal attack(paroxysmal) - R55
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