Type 2 Excludes
  • chronic pulmonary embolism (I27.82)
  • personal history of pulmonary embolism (Z86.711)
  • pulmonary embolism complicating abortion, ectopic or molar pregnancy (O00-O07, O08.2)
  • pulmonary embolism complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O88.-)
  • pulmonary embolism due to trauma (T79.0, T79.1)
  • pulmonary embolism due to complications of surgical and medical care (T80.0, T81.7-, T82.8-)
  • septic (non-pulmonary) arterial embolism (I76)
Includes
  • pulmonary (acute) (artery)(vein) infarction
  • pulmonary (acute) (artery)(vein) thromboembolism
  • pulmonary (acute) (artery)(vein) thrombosis
Clinical Information
  • A pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The cause is usually a blood clot in the leg called a deep vein thrombosis that breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lung. Pulmonary embolism is a serious condition that can cause
    • permanent damage to the affected lung
    • low oxygen levels in your blood
    • damage to other organs in your body from not getting enough oxygen
    if a clot is large, or if there are many clots, pulmonary embolism can cause death. Half the people who have pulmonary embolism have no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they can include shortness of breath, chest pain or coughing up blood. Symptoms of a blood clot include warmth, swelling, pain, tenderness and redness of the leg. The goal of treatment is to break up clots and help keep other clots from forming.
  • Blocking of the pulmonary artery or one of its branches by an embolus.
  • The closure of the pulmonary artery or one of its branches by an embolus, sometimes associated with infarction of the lung.
  • The obstruction of the pulmonary artery or one of its branches by an embolus, sometimes associated with infarction of the lung.
I26 Pulmonary embolism
I26.0 Pulmonary embolism with acute cor pulmonale
I26.01 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I26.01 Septic pulmonary embolism with acute cor pulmonale
I26.02 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I26.02 Saddle embolus of pulmonary artery with acute cor pulmonale
I26.09 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I26.09 Other pulmonary embolism with acute cor pulmonale
I26.9 Pulmonary embolism without acute cor pulmonale
I26.90 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I26.90 Septic pulmonary embolism without acute cor pulmonale
I26.92 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I26.92 Saddle embolus of pulmonary artery without acute cor pulmonale
I26.99 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I26.99 Other pulmonary embolism without acute cor pulmonale