major cardiovascular procedure

major cardiovascular procedure

A cardiovascular procedure which has the potential for serious complications and or death, as defined under DRG group 110.

Examples
Abdominal aneurysm repair, dynamic cardiomyoplasty, liquid embolisation of cerebral arteriovenous malformation, Maze procedure for refractory atrial fibrillation, pericardiotomy, transcatheter or percutaneous embolisation, and others.
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Of all the DRGs included in this study, the median costs of both the condition with and the condition without complications exceeded $10 000 in only 1 of the 15 pairs (major cardiovascular procedure), as shown in Table 2.
When the surgical costs of DRGs 346 and 348, malignancy of the male reproductive tract and benign prostatic hypertrophy, respectively, were excluded because they were disproportionately low ($156 and $124, respectively), median surgical costs for the conditions with complications ranged from $4669 (major cardiovascular procedures) to $1166 (operative procedures on the respiratory system), and those without complications ranged from $3897 (biliary tract procedures) to $1356 [anal and stomal procedures; Table 3C; available as a data supplement through the on-line version of this article at Clinical Chemistry Online (http://www.clinchem.org/content/vol48/issue1/)].
(DRG 110, major cardiovascular procedure with co-morbidity; relative weight 4.0796.
My 84-year-old mother-in-law developed acute cardiac problems on top of existing chronic health problems and underwent five major cardiovascular procedures in 3 weeks.

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