What is orthopnea?

Orthopnea is shortness of breath or difficulty breathing when you’re lying down. It comes from the Greek words “ortho,” which means straight or vertical, and “pnea,” which means “to breathe.”

What is the ICD 10 code for orthopnea?

2018/2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R06.01. Orthopnea. R06.01 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2018/2019 edition of ICD-10-CM R06.01 became effective on October 1, 2018.

What is orthopnea (upright breath)?

The definition of orthopnea comes from the Greek words 2 for upright ( ortho) and breath ( pnoea ). It’s often a sign of heart failure 3, but can be caused by other conditions, such as lung diseases, other heart conditions, and obesity.

What is the difference between orthopnea and PND?

Orthopnea is the sensation of breathlessness in the recumbent position, relieved by sitting or standing. Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PND) is a sensation of shortness of breath that awakens the patient, often after 1 or 2 hours of sleep, and is usually relieved in the upright position.