Table 1.

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease causes of death classification codes (modified from the HEMO Study)a

CodeDescription
CHD codes
    01DASudden death as a result of CHD (sudden death in setting of previous CHD event)
    01DBMI
    01DEOther forms of ischemic heart disease
    01DE-1History positive for MI within 4 wk of death
    01DE-2Chest pain was present within 72 h of death
    01DE-3Congestive heart failure present at time of death, with a history of CHD
    01DE-4Lethal arrhythmia (not sudden) with history of coronary artery disease,     but not qualifying for 01DE-1 to 01DE-3
    01DHDeath from complication of cardiac revascularization
Cerebrovascular disease codes
    06DACerebrovascular accident, thrombotic
    06DFDeath from complication of carotid endarterectomy procedure
PVD codes
    07DBPeripheral vascular disease (coded if any of the following are positive)
    07DAHemorrhage from ruptured vascular aneurysm
    07DEAbdominal aortic aneurysm
    07DFThoracic aortic aneurysm
    07DGAortic aneurysm (not specified as abdominal aortic aneurysm or thoracic aortic aneurysm)
    07DJMesenteric ischemia or infarction/ischemic bowel
    07DKGangrene with or without septicemia-shock as a result of PVD
    07DNDeath from complication of a PVD procedure
  • a All codes are assigned using specific designated criteria. CHD, coronary heart disease; MI, myocardial infarction; PVD, peripheral vascular disease.