2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 415.1
Pulmonary embolism and infarction
- The closure of the pulmonary artery or one of its branches by an embolus, sometimes associated with infarction of the lung.
- Localized necrosis of lung tissue caused by obstruction of the arterial blood supply, most often due to pulmonary embolism.
- There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 415.1 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.