Diagnosis Code R06.02
Information for Medical Professionals
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 786.05 - Shortness of breath
- Dyspnea on exertion
- Increasing breathlessness
- Short of breath dressing/undressing
- Unable to complete a sentence in one breath
Information for Patients
When you're short of breath, it's hard or uncomfortable for you to take in the oxygen your body needs. You may feel as if you're not getting enough air. Sometimes mild breathing problems are from a stuffy nose or hard exercise. But shortness of breath can also be a sign of a serious disease.
Many conditions can make you feel short of breath. Lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema or pneumonia cause breathing difficulties. So can problems with your trachea or bronchi, which are part of your airway system. Heart disease can make you feel breathless if your heart cannot pump enough blood to supply oxygen to your body. Stress caused by anxiety can also make it hard for you to breathe. If you often have trouble breathing, it is important to find out the cause.
- Blood gases
- Breath sounds
- Breathing difficulty
- Breathing difficulty - lying down
- How to breathe when you are short of breath
- How to Properly Put On, Take Off a Disposable Respirator (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Pulmonary function tests
- Rapid shallow breathing