Diagnosis Code I31.8
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code I31.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 314
- OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC 315
- OTHER CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 316
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
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- 423.8 - Pericardial disease NEC (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Abnormal communication between pericardial sac and pleura
- Abnormal pericardiopleural communication
- Cyst of mediastinum
- Fistula of pericardium
- Milk spots of pericardium
- Pericardial cyst
- Pericardial cyst along left cardiophrenic angle
- Pericarditis due to deposits of cholesterol
- Pericarditis secondary to benign primary tumor
- Pericarditis secondary to malignant primary tumor
- Pericarditis secondary to neoplasia
- Pericarditis secondary to primary tumor
- Pericarditis secondary to tumor metastatic to pericardium
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code I31.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Epicardial plaques
- Focal pericardial adhesions
Information for Patients
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
- Pericarditis - after heart attack
- Pericarditis - constrictive