ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I26.99

Other pulmonary embolism without acute cor pulmonale

Diagnosis Code I26.99

ICD-10: I26.99
Short Description: Other pulmonary embolism without acute cor pulmonale
Long Description: Other pulmonary embolism without acute cor pulmonale
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I26.99

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Pulmonary heart disease and diseases of pulmonary circulation (I26-I28)
      • Pulmonary embolism (I26)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code I26.99 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Acute massive pulmonary embolism
  • Acute pulmonary embolism
  • Acute pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Arterial air embolus
  • Chronic pulmonary embolism
  • Fat embolism - obstetric
  • Hemorrhagic pulmonary infarction
  • Infarction of lung due to embolus
  • Infarction of lung due to iatrogenic pulmonary embolism
  • Large vessel pulmonary hypertension
  • Obstetric blood-clot pulmonary embolism
  • Obstetric blood-clot pulmonary embolism - delivered
  • Obstetric pyemic and septic pulmonary embolism
  • Obstetric pyemic and septic pulmonary embolism - delivered with postnatal complication
  • Obstetrical pulmonary fat embolism
  • Postoperative pulmonary embolus
  • Pulmonary air embolism
  • Pulmonary artery thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary embolism on long-term anticoagulation therapy
  • Pulmonary embolism with pulmonary infarction
  • Pulmonary fat embolism
  • Pulmonary infarction
  • Pulmonary microemboli
  • Pulmonary necrosis
  • Pulmonary oil microembolism
  • Pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Pulmonary thrombosis
  • Pulmonary thrombosis
  • Pulmonary tumor embolism
  • Pulmonary venous thrombosis
  • Recurrent pulmonary embolism
  • Solitary pulmonary hypertension
  • Subacute massive pulmonary embolism
  • Thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
  • Tumor embolus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code I26.99 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • D-dimer test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pulmonary embolus (Medical Encyclopedia)

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