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Pulmonary artery graft surgery

Current definition

March 2020

Pulmonary artery graft surgery

The undergoing of, or inclusion on the NHS waiting list for, 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 added advanced surgery benefit so that we now pay out on inclusion on NHS surgery wait list.

Previous definitions

December 2018

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.

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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.