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Coronary artery bypass grafts

Current definition

ABI+

March 2022

Coronary artery bypass grafts

The undergoing of, or inclusion on the NHS waiting list for, surgery on the advice of a consultant cardiologist to correct narrowing or blockage of one or more coronary arteries with bypass grafts.

For the above definition, the following are not covered:

  • balloon angioplasty;
  • atherectomy;
  • rotablation;
  • insertion of stents; and
  • laser treatment.
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We've updated to an ABI+ definition.

Previous definitions

March 2020

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

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Coronary artery bypass grafts

The undergoing of, or inclusion on the NHS waiting list for, surgery on the advice of a consultant cardiologist to correct narrowing or blockage of one or more coronary arteries with bypass grafts.

For the above definition, the following are not covered:

  • balloon angioplasty;
  • atherectomy;
  • rotablation;
  • insertion of stents; and
  • laser treatment.