ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I30

Acute pericarditis

Diagnosis Code I30

ICD-10: I30
Short Description: Acute pericarditis
Long Description: Acute pericarditis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I30

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pericardiocentesis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pericarditis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pericarditis - after heart attack (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pericarditis - constrictive (Medical Encyclopedia)


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