ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I24.8

Other forms of acute ischemic heart disease

Diagnosis Code I24.8

ICD-10: I24.8
Short Description: Other forms of acute ischemic heart disease
Long Description: Other forms of acute ischemic heart disease
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I24.8

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

Information for Patients

Coronary Artery Disease

Also called: CAD, Coronary arteriosclerosis, Coronary atherosclerosis

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women.

CAD happens when the arteries that supply blood to heart muscle become hardened and narrowed. This is due to the buildup of cholesterol and other material, called plaque, on their inner walls. This buildup is called atherosclerosis. As it grows, less blood can flow through the arteries. As a result, the heart muscle can't get the blood or oxygen it needs. This can lead to chest pain (angina) or a heart attack. Most heart attacks happen when a blood clot suddenly cuts off the hearts' blood supply, causing permanent heart damage.

Over time, CAD can also weaken the heart muscle and contribute to heart failure and arrhythmias. Heart failure means the heart can't pump blood well to the rest of the body. Arrhythmias are changes in the normal beating rhythm of the heart.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Angioplasty and stent - heart - discharge
  • Angioplasty and stent placement - heart
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary artery spasm
  • Coronary heart disease

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