ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V12.55

Hx pulmonary embolism

Diagnosis Code V12.55

ICD-9: V12.55
Short Description: Hx pulmonary embolism
Long Description: Personal history of pulmonary embolism
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V12.55

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history (V10-V19)
      • V12 Personal history of certain other diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z86.711 - Personal history of pulmonary embolism

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V12.55 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Embolism 444.9
      • pulmonary (acute) (artery) (vein) 415.19
        • healed or old V12.55
        • personal history of V12.55
    • History (personal) of
      • embolism V12.51
        • pulmonary V12.55
      • thrombosis V12.51
        • pulmonary V12.55
    • Thrombosis, thrombotic (marantic) (multiple) (progressive) (vein) (vessel) 453.9
      • artery, arteries (postinfectional) 444.9
        • pulmonary 415.19
          • personal history of V12.55
      • lung 415.19
        • personal history of V12.55
      • pulmonary (artery) (vein) 415.19
        • personal history of V12.55

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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