I41.2: Myocarditis in other infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere

Your heart muscle is inflamed.

The heart is composed of a thick muscle layer and a thin membrane in the heart interior. An external sac, the pericardium, surrounds the heart. This sac consists of a tight membrane.

Your heart muscle is inflamed. When a heart muscle is inflamed, the heart may have an irregular beat or it may no longer pump enough blood through the body. This may result in missed heartbeats, chest pain, or shortness of breath, for example.

The heart muscle inflammation has been caused by pathogens.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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