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Peripheral vascular disease

Current definition

March 2020

Peripheral vascular disease - with bypass surgery

A definite diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease supported by evidence from an ultrasound of obstruction in the arteries which results in the undergoing of, or inclusion on the NHS waiting list for, bypass graft surgery to the arteries of the legs.

For the above definition, the following is not covered:

  • angioplasty.
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We've added advanced surgery benefit so that we now pay out on inclusion on NHS surgery wait list.

 

Previous definitions

December 2018

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Peripheral vascular disease - with by-pass surgery

A definite diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease supported by evidence from an ultrasound of obstruction in the arteries which results in by-pass graft surgery to the arteries of the legs.

The following is not covered:

  • angioplasty