ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I31

Other diseases of pericardium

Diagnosis Code I31

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

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

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

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