ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 415.19

Pulm embol/infarct NEC

Diagnosis Code 415.19

ICD-9: 415.19
Short Description: Pulm embol/infarct NEC
Long Description: Other pulmonary embolism and infarction
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 415.19

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Diseases of pulmonary circulation (415-417)
      • 415 Acute pulmonary heart disease

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acute massive pulmonary embolism
  • Hemorrhagic pulmonary infarction
  • Postoperative pulmonary embolus
  • Pulmonary apoplexy
  • Pulmonary artery thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary embolism with pulmonary infarction
  • Pulmonary fat embolism
  • Pulmonary infarction
  • Pulmonary microemboli
  • Pulmonary oil microembolism
  • Pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Pulmonary thrombosis
  • Pulmonary tumor embolism
  • Pulmonary venous thrombosis
  • Recurrent pulmonary embolism
  • Subacute massive pulmonary embolism
  • Thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
  • Tumor embolus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Pulmonary Embolism

Also called: Blood clots in the lung

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.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Coughing up blood
  • D-dimer test
  • Pulmonary embolus

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