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Heart valve replacement or repair

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ABI+

March 2022

Heart valve replacement or repair

The undergoing of, or inclusion on the NHS waiting list for, surgery on the advice of a consultant cardiologist to replace or repair one or more heart valves.

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We've updated to an ABI+ definition.

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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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Heart valve replacement or repair

The undergoing of, or inclusion on the NHS waiting list for, surgery on the advice of a consultant cardiologist to replace or repair one or more heart valves.