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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0034065

NCI Thesaurus Code: C50713  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: The obstruction of the pulmonary artery or one of its branches by an embolus, sometimes associated with infarction of the lung.

RADLEX Definition: Embolism in the pulmonary artery or one of its branches. [MeSH]

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

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

FDA Definition: The closure of the pulmonary artery or one of its branches by an embolus, sometimes associated with infarction of the lung.

NICHD Definition: The obstruction of blood flow by an embolus within the pulmonary circulation.

MSH Definition: Blocking of the PULMONARY ARTERY or one of its branches by an EMBOLUS.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
-- Blood Clot in Lungs
Blood Clots in the Lung
Embolism lung
EMBOLISM PULMONARY
EMBOLISM PULM
EMBOLISM, PULMONARY
EMBOLISMS PULM
Embolisms, Pulmonary
EMBOLUS PULMONARY
Lungenembolie
PE - Pulmonary embolism
PE
PULM EMBOLISMS
PULM EMBOLISM
Pulmonary artery embolism
Pulmonary embolism (disorder)
Pulmonary Embolism [Disease/Finding]
Pulmonary embolism NOS
Pulmonary Embolisms
PULMONARY EMBOLISM
Pulmonary Embolus

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C50713 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN DF: PULM EMBOLISM MSH
ANSWER_CODE 8 LNC
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000017005 SNOMEDCT_US
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source CTRP NCI
Contributing_Source FDA NCI
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID XE0Um SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 01/18/2000 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 2595-4096 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
EXCLUDES2 chronic pulmonary embolism (I27.82) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES2 personal history of pulmonary embolism (Z86.711) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES2 pulmonary embolism complicating abortion, ectopic or molar pregnancy (O00-O07, O08.2) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES2 pulmonary embolism complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O88.-) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES2 pulmonary embolism due to complications of surgical and medical care (T80.0, T81.7-, T82.8-) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES2 pulmonary embolism due to trauma (T79.0, T79.1) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES2 septic (non-pulmonary) arterial embolism (I76) ICD10CM
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED N LNC
FDA_Table Patient Code (Appendix B) NCI
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM pulmonary (artery)(vein): infarction ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM pulmonary (artery)(vein): thromboembolism ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM pulmonary (artery)(vein): thrombosis ICD10
IPX I26 ICPC
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION Blocking of the PULMONARY ARTERY or one of its branches by an EMBOLUS. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D011655 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Pulmonary Embolism NDFRT
MESH_UI M0018126 NDFRT
MMR 20150622 MSH
MN C08.381.746 MSH
MN C14.907.355.350.700 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/pulmonaryembolism.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/pulmonaryembolism.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Pulmonary Embolism NCI
NUI N0000002541 NDFRT
ORDER_NO 10856 ICD10CM
PRIMARY_PATH 10037377$10037439$10037454$10038738$Pulmonary embolism$Pulmonary thrombotic and embolic conditions$Pulmonary vascular disorders$Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10038738 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 12.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 13.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 15.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 20.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
RXAUI 3153521 RXNORM
RXAUI 3153530 RXNORM
RXAUI 3226031 RXNORM
RXAUI 3226032 RXNORM
RXAUI 3226033 RXNORM
RXCUI 1023138 RXNORM
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 10.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_CAT A MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 4 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 5 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 10.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_SCOPE 2 MDR
SMQ_TERM_STATUS A MDR
SMQ_TERM_WEIGHT 0 MDR
SNOMED_CID 59282003 NDFRT
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS I26.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~I26.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS I26.99 | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~I26.99 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XE0Um SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T034415 MSH
TERMUI T034416 MSH
TERMUI T034417 MSH
TERMUI T034418 MSH
TH NLM (1978) MSH
TH NLM (1992) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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