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Pulmonary artery graft surgery

Current definition

December 2018

Pulmonary artery graft surgery

The undergoing of surgery on the advice of a consultant cardiologist for disease of the pulmonary artery to excise and replace the diseased pulmonary artery with a graft.

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We've expended the definition to cover all types of pulmonary heart graft surgery, not just surgery to divide the breastbone. This inculdes thoracotomies and endovascular procedures.

 

Previous definitions

November 2015

Pulmonary artery graft surgery – with surgery to divide the breastbone

The undergoing of surgery requiring median sternotomy (surgery to divide the breastbone) on the advice of a consultant cardiologist for disease of the pulmonary artery to excise and replace the diseased pulmonary artery with a graft.