Table 2.

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease causes of death on HCFA Death Notification Form (used for out-of-hospital deaths and in-hospital deaths for which no hospital record was available)a

CodeDescription
CHD death codes
    23MI, acute
    26Atherosclerotic heart disease
    28Cardiac arrhythmia (coded as an ASCVD death if the patient had a previous CHD event)
    29Cardiac arrest, cause unknown (coded as an ASCVD death if the patient had a previous CHD event)
Cerebrovascular disease death codes
    36Cerebrovascular accident
    37Ischemic brain damage
PVD death codes
    41Hemorrhage from ruptured vascular aneurysm
    44Mesenteric infarction/ischemic bowel
    51Septicemia, as a result of PVD, gangrene
  • a ASCVD, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease; HCFA, Health Care Financing Administration.