I26: Pulmonary embolism


In outpatient care, the ICD code on medical documents is always appended with a diagnostic confidence indicator (A, G, V or Z): A (excluded diagnosis), G (confirmed diagnosis), V (tentative diagnosis) and Z (condition after a confirmed diagnosis).


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Pulmonary embolism

A pulmonary embolism is usually caused by the blockage of a lung artery, for example if a blood clot from circulating blood has got into the lung. It is an emergency.