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NOVACODE 1

Rhythm Codes

1.0

Basic Sinus Rhythm (SR)

  • 1.0.1 Normal Sinus rhythm (NSR)
  • 1.0.2 Sinus Bradycardia (SB)
  • 1.0.3 Sinus Tachycardia (ST)

Supplementary codes to sinus rhythm

  • 1.0.S.1 With Ectopic Supraventricular Complexes (ESVC)
  • 1.0.S.1.1 With atrial bigeminy (ABG)
  • 1.0.S.1.2 With atrial trigeminy (ATG)
  • 1.0.S.2 With Aberrant Supraventricular Complexes (ASVC)
  • 1.0.S.3 With Ectopic Ventricular Complexes (EVC)
  • 1.0.S.3.1 With a doublet of ectopic ventricular complexes (DEVC)
  • 1.0.S.3.2 With coalescent ectopic ventricular complexes (CEVC)
  • 1.0.S.3.3 With polymorphic ectopic ventricular complexes (PEVC)
  • 1.0.S.3.4 With ventricular bigeminy (VBG)
  • 1.0.S.3.5 With ventricular trigeminy (VTG)
  • 1.0.S.4 With Pause* (possible sinal arrest or sinoatrial block)
  • 1.0.S.5 With reduced heart rate variability*
  • 1.0.S.6 With increased heart rate variability*

1.1

Wandering atrial pacemaker (WAP)*

1.2

Junctional Rhythm (JR)

  • 1.2.1 Junctional Rhythm, rate from 45-64 cpm
  • 1.2.2 Junctional Bradycardia (JB)
  • 1.2.3 Accelerated Junctional Rhythm (AJR)

1.3

Ectopic Atrial Rhythm (EAR)*

  • 1.3.1 Ectopic Atrial Rhythm, rate from 50-90 cpm
  • 1.3.2 Ectopic Atrial Bradycardia (EAB)
  • 1.3.3 Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia (EAT)

1.4

Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

  • 1.4.1 Supraventricular Tachycardia, rate < 130 cpm
  • 1.4.2 Supraventricular Tachycardia, rate >= 130 cpm

1.5

Atrial Flutter or Atrial Fibrillation (AFLF)

  • 1.5.1 Atrial Flutter type 1 (AFL1)
  • 1.5.1.1 Atrial Flutter type 1 classic (AFL1C)
  • 1.5.1.2 Atrial Flutter type 1 variant (AFL1V)
  • 1.5.2 Atrial Flutter type 2 (AFL2)

Similarly for code 1.5.1

  • 1.5.3 Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

1.6

Electronic Pacemaker (PM)

  • 1.6.1 Ventricular Pacemaker (VPM) or Combination Pacemaker (CPM)
  • 1.6.2 Atrial Pacemaker only (APM)

1.7

Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

1.8

Other abnormal rhythm codes

  • 1.8.1 Other Atrial rhythms
  • 1.8.2 Other Ventricular rhythms

1.9

Indeterminate rhythm classification

  • 1.9.1 Indeterminate Atrial rhythms
  • 1.9.2 Indeterminate Ventricular rhythms

REFERENCE:

Rautaharju PM, Park LP, Chaitman BR, Rautaharju F, & Zhang ZM. (1998). The Novacode criteria for classification of ECG abnormalities and their clinically significant progression and regression. Journal of Electrocardiology. 31(3), 157-87.