R09.0: Asphyxia

You have had problems with your breathing and circulation.

You have stopped breathing. If you stop breathing, there is too little or no oxygen in your body. This causes your organs to stop working properly after a short time. Mainly the lungs, the heart and the brain are affected. This condition is life-threatening. You can only survive if you are resuscitated quickly. Respiratory arrest can be caused by many conditions. Sometimes you are suddenly no longer able to breathe following an injury or accident.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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