Understanding ICD 10 Code For Chest Pain

ICD 10 code for chest pain frequently uses by health care professionals and the students related to the medical field. Before understanding the ICD 10 code of chest pain, it is good to get some important discussion about chest pain.

Many questions come in your mind about the name of the topic so don’t worry keep reading this it will provide a chunk of knowledge about the ICD code of chest pain.

Overview

  • The ICD-10-CM code R07.1 may also be used for specific conditions or terms like pleuritic pain, breathing disturbing, etc
  • The ICD-10-CM code R07.2 may also be used for some specific conditions or terms like esophageal colic, pain in the esophagus, pain of sternum, etc
  • ICD-10-CM code R07.81 may also be used to some specific conditions like chest wall tenderness, the sensation of rib, etc
  • The ICD-10-CM code R07.82 may also be used for a specific condition like pain of intercostal space.
  • ICD-10-CM code R07.89 may use for some specific conditions like anterior central chest pain, chest discomfort, etc
  • The ICD-10-CM code R07.9 may be used for some specific conditions like a central chest pain, chest pain, pericarditis, chronic chest pain, etc
  • Chest pain is not because of only heart problems it can also be caused by some other problems like lung, GIT, bone, etc

What is chest pain?

Chest pain is pain or discomfort in the chest, typically in the front of the chest. It may be sharp, dull, pressure, heaviness, or pinching. It is the most common reason that people visit the emergency.

It may be a sign of severe heart problems or some other disorders.

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Symptoms of chest pain 

Chest pain or angina is the most common symptom of heart problems. Some people cause heart problems without any sign of chest pain in the front of the chest.

Let’s see what are the heart related symptoms of chest pain; 

  • Arm pain 
  • Chest pressure 
  • Chest tightness
  • Fatigue
  • Jaw or back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breathing
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Pain during breathing 
  • Cold sweats

Other symptoms 

Other symptoms that are not related to heart problems are;

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Feelings of panic and anxiety
  • Runny nose
  • Pain after swallow or eat
  • Sour acidic taste in mouth
  • Worse pain while deep breathing or cough
  • Pain during position 

What is ICD?

ICD stands for (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health problems) is now on its 10th revision. It provides codes for diseases, signs, and symptoms, abnormal findings, etc.

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Codes contain by ICD about Chest Pain

ICD-10-CM-CODES

Following are the ICD codes about kinds of chest pain;

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  • R07.1

It is the ICD code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chest pain on breathing. The ICD-10-CM code R07.1 may also be used for specific conditions or terms like pleuritic pain, breathing disturbing, discomfort produced by breathing chest pain on breathing, pleuritic pain, tenderness of respiratory structure, etc. 

  • R07.2

        It is the ICD code used to define a medical diagnosis of precordial pain. It means a sharp and stabbing pain in the chest. It can be worse when inhaling. The ICD-10-CM code R07.2 may also be used for some specific conditions or terms like esophageal colic, pain in the esophagus, pain of sternum,  the sensation of the sternum, precordial pain, etc

  • R07.81

It is the ICD code use to specify a medical diagnosis of pleurodynia. It means the severe pain in the muscles between the ribs in the diagram. It is the contagious viral infection that causes flu-like symptoms with chest and abdomen pain. The ICD-10-CM code R07.81 may also be used to some specific conditions like chest wall tenderness, the sensation of rib, pleuropericardial chest pain, rib pain, etc

  • R07.82

It is the ICD code use to specify a medical diagnosis of intercostal pain. It is neuropathic pain involving the intercostal nerves. These nerves arise from the spinal cord. The ICD-10-CM code R07.82 may also be used for a specific condition like pain of intercostal space.

  • R07.89

It is the ICD code use to specify a medical diagnosis of other chest pains. The ICD-10-CM code R07.89 may use for some specific conditions like anterior central chest pain, chest discomfort, chest pain at rest, chest wall pain, atypical chest pain, etc

  • R07.9

It is the ICD code use to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified chest pain. It means the disease is not caused by heart problems and its not a heart attack. This kind of chest pain may be related to the esophagus. The ICD-10-CM code R07.9 may be used for some specific conditions like a central chest pain, chest pain, pericarditis, chronic chest pain, acute chest pain, cardiac chest pain, etc

Table 1 . Description of the ICD-10 codes 

Chest Pain Causes 

Heart problems causes chest pain

Following are the common heart problems that cause chest pain;

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  • Coronary artery disease or CAD;

 In this condition the blockage in the heart blood vessels that reduces blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle itself causes chest pain known as angina. usually caused by atherosclerosis. 

Atherosclerosis sometimes also called “hardening” or “clogging” of the arteries. It builds up the cholesterol and fatty deposit on the interior walls of the arteries. These deposits known as plaques.

These plaques can restrict blood flow to the heart muscle by physically obstructing the artery or by causing abnormal artery tone and function.

  • Myocardial infarction

Also known as a heart attack. It occurs if blood flow reduces or stops to the section of the heart inducing damage to the heart muscle. This produces chest pain known as angina. 

The most common symptom is chest pain which may radiate into the shoulder, arm, back, neck, or jaw. Often it occurs in the mid or left side of the chest and lasts for more than a few minutes.

Women more often present without chest pain and they have neck pain, arm pain, or feel tired instead of chest pain. Angina can be occurred by exercise, excitement, or emotional distress and is relieved by rest.

  • Myocarditis 

It is the inflammation of the heart muscle. Myocarditis can affect your heart muscle and reducing your heart’s ability to pump and causing rapid or abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). 

If you have a smooth case of myocarditis or are in the early stages, you might have no symptoms or mild ones, such as chest pain or shortness of breath.

  • Pericarditis 

Pericarditis is the swelling or inflammation of the pericardium (sac around the heart). It usually causes sharp pain that becomes worse when you breathe in or swallow food or when you lie down.

  • Cardiomyopathy

This disease causes the heart muscle to grow abnormally thick. Sometimes this leads to difficulties with blood flow out of the heart. Heart failure occurs when the heart muscles become very thick.  

  • Mitral valve prolapse

It is a condition in which a heart valve loses to close properly. In most people, mitral valve prolapse isn’t life-threatening and doesn’t require treatment or modifications in lifestyle. 

Some people with mitral valve prolapse requires treatment. it can show no symptoms, especially if the prolapse is mild or soft.  

  • Coronary artery dissection 

It is a rear condition. Rupture of the main part of the heart which is the aorta. The artery wall has three layers and when a tear occurs, blood is able to move through the innermost layer and become deceived and protrude inward.

Gastrointestinal problems causes chest pain

The structures connected GI tract may cause pain in the chest region. Following are the gastrointestinal causes of chest pain; 

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  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder also known as acid reflux,  GERD influences people of all ages from newborns to older adults.

It is the most frequent cause of non-cardiac chest pain. Other, less frequent esophagus problems that can cause chest pain involve: Muscle problems, also called esophageal motility disorders. Resulting in burning pain

  • Hiatal hernia

A hiatal hernia is a state in which the upper part of your stomach protrudes through an opening in your diaphragm. Your diaphragm is the light muscle that divides your chest from your abdomen. Your diaphragm supports acid that is coming up into your esophagus. 

the blood supply is cut off to the trapped portion of the stomach, which produces severe pain and serious sickness.

  • Gall stones 

Gall stones pain occurs in the right upper abdomen or right lower chest area. It can get worse after a meal. When people develop Gall stones symptoms it is like chest pain caused by a heart attack and other serious problems. It   results in intermittent or constant aching pain

  • Pancreatitis 

It is the inflammation of the pancreas. It can be worse when you lie and feels better when you lean forward. Pain is in the lower chest or upper abdominal and may radiate it to back.

Lungs problem causes chest pain 

  • Pneumonia 

It is the infection of lungs caused by bacteria virus and fungi that cause intense or stabbing chest pain particularly with breathing and coughing. 

  • Viral bronchitis 

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the wall of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. When People cough up they cause chest pain, people having bronchitis cough up thickened mucus, which can be discolored. It may be acute or chronic. 

  • Pneumothorax 

It is the condition in which the lungs are collapsed it is due to when air leaks into the space between your lung and chest wall. It may be a sharp pain. 

Other conditions causes chest pain 

Following are the other causes of chest pain;

  • Blood clot
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruised or broken rib
  • Compression fracture
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Mental stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Cancer 
  • Asthma 

Summary ICD 10 code for chest pain

Above mentioned codes are usually used by health care professionals. It is used to study the pattern of diseases. ICD stands for (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems). Chest pain is pain or discomfort in the chest, typically in the front of the chest. Chest pain or angina is the most common symptom of heart problems. Chest pain is not because of only heart problems it can also be caused by some other problems like lung, GIT, bone, etc 

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