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2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I21
ST elevation (STEMI) and non-ST elevation (NSTEMI) myocardial infarction
I21 is not a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code and cannot be used to indicate a medical diagnosis as there are 2 codes below I21 that describe this diagnosis in greater detail.
ICD-10-CM codes become active beginning October 1, 2015, therefore, this and all ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
A disorder characterized by gross necrosis of the myocardium; this is due to an interruption of blood supply to the area.
Coagulation of blood in any of the coronary vessels. The presence of a blood clot (thrombus) often leads to myocardial infarction.
Complete blockage of blood flow through one of the coronary arteries, usually from coronary atherosclerosis.
Each year over a million people in the United States Have a heart attack. About half of them die. Many people have permanent heart damage or die because they don't get help immediately. It's important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and call 9-1-1 if someone is having them. Those symptoms include
chest discomfort - pressure, squeezing, or pain
shortness of breath
discomfort in the upper body - arms, shoulder, neck, back
these symptoms can sometimes be different in women.what exactly is a heart attack? most heart attacks happen when a clot in the coronary artery blocks the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. Often this leads to an irregular heartbeat - called an arrhythmia - that causes a severe decrease in the pumping function of the heart. A blockage that is not treated within a few hours causes the affected heart muscle to die.
Gross necrosis of the myocardium, as a result of interruption of the blood supply to the area, as in coronary thrombosis.
Gross necrosis of the myocardium, as a result of interruption of the blood supply to the area.
Necrosis of the myocardium caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (coronary circulation).
Necrosis of the myocardium, as a result of interruption of the blood supply to the area. It is characterized by a severe and rapid onset of symptoms that may include chest pain, often radiating to the left arm and left side of the neck, dyspnea, sweating, and palpitations.