ICD-10-CM Code I22.8

Subsequent ST elevation (STEMI) myocardial infarction of other sites

Version 2020 Billable Code Cardiology

Valid for Submission

I22.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of subsequent st elevation (stemi) myocardial infarction of other sites. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The code is commonly used in cardiology medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as selected atherosclerosis, ischemia, and infarction.

ICD-10:I22.8
Short Description:Subsequent STEMI of sites
Long Description:Subsequent ST elevation (STEMI) myocardial infarction of other sites

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code I22.8:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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.
  • Subsequent acute transmural myocardial infarction of other sites
  • Subsequent apical-lateral transmural (Q wave) myocardial infarction (acute)
  • Subsequent basal-lateral transmural (Q wave) myocardial infarction (acute)
  • Subsequent high lateral transmural (Q wave) myocardial infarction (acute)
  • Subsequent transmural (Q wave) myocardial infarction (acute)(of) lateral (wall) NOS
  • Subsequent posterior (true) transmural (Q wave) myocardial infarction (acute)
  • Subsequent posterobasal transmural (Q wave) myocardial infarction (acute)
  • Subsequent posterolateral transmural (Q wave) myocardial infarction (acute)
  • Subsequent posteroseptal transmural (Q wave) myocardial infarction (acute)
  • Subsequent septal NOS transmural (Q wave) myocardial infarction (acute)

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code I22.8 are found in the index:


Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code I22.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 222 - CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATOR IMPLANT WITH CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION WITH AMI/HF/SHOCK WITH MCC
  • 223 - CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATOR IMPLANT WITH CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION WITH AMI/HF/SHOCK WITHOUT MCC

Convert I22.8 to ICD-9

  • 410.51 - AMI lateral NEC, initial (Approximate Flag)
  • 410.61 - True post infarct, init (Approximate Flag)
  • 410.81 - AMI NEC, initial (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Ischemic heart diseases (I20-I25)
      • Subsequent STEMI & NSTEMI mocard infrc (I22)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Heart Attack

Each year almost 800,000 Americans have a heart attack. A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart suddenly becomes blocked. Without the blood coming in, the heart can't get oxygen. If not treated quickly, the heart muscle begins to die. But if you do get quick treatment, you may be able to prevent or limit damage to the heart muscle. That's why it's important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and call 911 if you or someone else is having them. You should call, even if you are not sure that it is a heart attack.

The most common symptoms in men and women are

  • Chest discomfort. It is often in center or left side of the chest. It usually lasts more than a few minutes. It may go away and come back. It can feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain. It also can feel like heartburn or indigestion.
  • Shortness of breath. Sometimes this is your only symptom. You may get it before or during the chest discomfort. It can happen when you are resting or doing a little bit of physical activity.
  • Discomfort in the upper body. You may feel pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, shoulders, neck, jaw, or upper part of the stomach.

You may also have other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and lightheadedness. You may break out in a cold sweat. Sometimes women will have different symptoms then men. For example, they are more likely to feel tired for no reason.

The most common cause of heart attacks is coronary artery disease (CAD). With CAD, there is a buildup of cholesterol and other material, called plaque, on their inner walls or the arteries. This is atherosclerosis. It can build up for years. Eventually an area of plaque can rupture (break open). A blood clot can form around the plaque and block the artery.

A less common cause of heart attack is a severe spasm (tightening) of a coronary artery. The spasm cuts off blood flow through the artery.

At the hospital, health care providers make a diagnosis based on your symptoms, blood tests, and different heart health tests. Treatments may include medicines and medical procedures such as coronary angioplasty. After a heart attack, cardiac rehabilitation and lifestyle changes can help you recover.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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