Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Common Definition for Critical Illness Insurance - Coronary Artery By-pass Surgery

Definition of coronary artery by-pass surgery for critical illness insurance claims in Singapore.

The actual undergoing of open-chest surgery to correct the narrowing or blockage of one or more coronary arteries with bypass grafts. This diagnosis must be supported by angiographic evidence of significant coronary artery obstruction and the procedure must be considered medically necessary by a consultant cardiologist.

Angioplasty and all other intra arterial, catheter based techniques, 'keyhole' or laser procedures are excluded.

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