ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I31.8

Other specified diseases of pericardium

Diagnosis Code I31.8

ICD-10: I31.8
Short Description: Other specified diseases of pericardium
Long Description: Other specified diseases of pericardium
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I31.8

Valid for Submission
The code I31.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Other forms of heart disease (I30-I52)
      • Other diseases of pericardium (I31)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code I31.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 314 - OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 315 - OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 316 - OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Abnormal communication between pericardial sac and pleura
  • Abnormal pericardiopleural communication
  • Cyst of mediastinum
  • Fistula of pericardium
  • Milk spots of pericardium
  • Pericardial cyst
  • Pericardial cyst along left cardiophrenic angle
  • Pericarditis due to deposits of cholesterol
  • Pericarditis secondary to benign primary tumor
  • Pericarditis secondary to malignant primary tumor
  • Pericarditis secondary to neoplasia
  • Pericarditis secondary to primary tumor
  • Pericarditis secondary to tumor metastatic to pericardium

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Pericardial Disorders

The pericardium is a membrane, or sac, that surrounds your heart. It holds the heart in place and helps it work properly. Problems with the pericardium include

  • Pericarditis - an inflammation of the sac. It can be from a virus or other infection, a heart attack, heart surgery, other medical conditions, injuries, and certain medicines.
  • Pericardial effusion - the buildup of fluid in the sac
  • Cardiac tamponade - a serious problem in which buildup of fluid in the sac causes problems with the function of the heart

Symptoms of pericardial problems include chest pain, rapid heartbeat, and difficulty breathing. Fever is a common symptom of acute pericarditis. Your doctor may use a physical exam, imaging tests, and heart tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on the cause.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis - after heart attack
  • Pericarditis - constrictive


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