ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C38.0

Malignant neoplasm of heart

Diagnosis Code C38.0

ICD-10: C38.0
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of heart
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of heart
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C38.0

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs (C30-C39)
      • Malignant neoplasm of heart, mediastinum and pleura (C38)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C38.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Malignant tumor of endocardium
  • Malignant tumor of heart
  • Malignant tumor of myocardium
  • Neoplasm of endocardium
  • Neoplasm of epicardium
  • Neoplasm of myocardium
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of endocardium
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of epicardium
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of heart
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of myocardium
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of pericardium

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C38.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Carcinoma, Malignancy, Neoplasms, Tumor

Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you don't need them, and old cells don't die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer while malignant ones are. Cells from malignant tumors can invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body.

Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for where they start. For example, lung cancer starts in the lung, and breast cancer starts in the breast. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is called metastasis. Symptoms and treatment depend on the cancer type and how advanced it is. Most treatment plans may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Some may involve hormone therapy, biologic therapy, or stem cell transplantation.

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Heart Diseases

Also called: Cardiac diseases

If you're like most people, you think that heart disease is a problem for others. But heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. It is also a major cause of disability. There are many different forms of heart disease. The most common cause of heart disease is narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart itself. This is called coronary artery disease and happens slowly over time. It's the major reason people have heart attacks.

Other kinds of heart problems may happen to the valves in the heart, or the heart may not pump well and cause heart failure. Some people are born with heart disease.

You can help reduce your risk of heart disease by taking steps to control factors that put you at greater risk:

  • Control your blood pressure
  • Lower your cholesterol
  • Don't smoke
  • Get enough exercise

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  • Electrocardiogram
  • Exercise stress test
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  • Warning signs and symptoms of heart disease

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