ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I24.1

Dressler's syndrome

Diagnosis Code I24.1

ICD-10: I24.1
Short Description: Dressler's syndrome
Long Description: Dressler's syndrome
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I24.1

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Ischemic heart diseases (I20-I25)
      • Other acute ischemic heart diseases (I24)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code I24.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Acute pericarditis associated with another disorder
  • Pericarditis secondary to acute myocardial infarction
  • Post-infarction pericarditis
  • Postmyocardial infarction syndrome

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code I24.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Heart Attack

Also called: MI, Myocardial infarction

Each year over a million people in the U.S. have a heart attack. About half of them die. Many people have permanent heart damage or die because they don't get help immediately. It's important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and call 9-1-1 if someone is having them. Those symptoms include

  • Chest discomfort - pressure, squeezing, or pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Discomfort in the upper body - arms, shoulder, neck, back
  • Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness, sweating

These symptoms can sometimes be different in women.

What exactly is a heart attack? Most heart attacks happen when a clot in the coronary artery blocks the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. Often this leads to an irregular heartbeat - called an arrhythmia - that causes a severe decrease in the pumping function of the heart. A blockage that is not treated within a few hours causes the affected heart muscle to die.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Being active after your heart attack
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac catheterization - discharge
  • Heart attack
  • Heart attack - discharge
  • Learn What a Heart Attack Feels Like--It Could Save Your Life - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
  • Talk With Your Health Care Provider About Taking Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
  • Troponin test

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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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