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Structural heart surgery

Date: May 2011


The undergoing of surgery requiring median sternotomy (surgery to divide the breastbone) on the advice of a Consultant Cardiologist, to correct any structural abnormality of the heart.

No change since July 2009


What does this mean?

The surgical division of the breastbone and the opening up of the chest wall, for the purpose of correcting a structural abnormality of the heart, for example, the surgical correction of a ventricular septal defect.

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