ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J81.0

Acute pulmonary edema

Diagnosis Code J81.0

ICD-10: J81.0
Short Description: Acute pulmonary edema
Long Description: Acute pulmonary edema
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J81.0

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Other respiratory diseases principally affecting the interstitium (J80-J84)
      • Pulmonary edema (J81)

Information for Patients


Lung Diseases

When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung disease are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States.

The term lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure.

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