Coronary Artery Disease Travel Insurance

Finding travel insurance can be difficult if you’ve been diagnosed with coronary artery disease or coronary heart disease. At Fish, we have over 40 years’ experience helping people find a policy that meets their individual needs. We can take care of everything for you, too.

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Coronary Artery Disease Travel Insurance

Remember

  • Tell your insurer about any pre-existing medical conditions to make sure you’re fully covered
  • Consider covering everyone travelling in your party in case you have to cancel
  • Take a copy of your travel insurance documents with you

If you’re among some 2.3 million people in the UK diagnosed with coronary artery disease (or coronary heart disease) then you might find it hard going getting a cheap travel insurance quote. This is true for many people with pre-existing health conditions which on many policies may be excluded from cover or attract high premiums.

However you’ll find that because we are a specialist insurance company, Fish can help people with coronary heart disease and other cardiac complaints source competitively priced travel insurance. Our insurance offers:

  • Single and annual multi-trip cover
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Covers emergency replacement of prescription medicines

What is coronary artery disease?

Coronary artery disease (also known as coronary heart disease or ischaemic heart disease), occurs when the arteries that pump blood through the heart become narrowed by a build up of fatty deposits. This is known as atherosclerosis and affects the blood supply causing chest pain and discomfort that may spread to the back, arm and elsewhere. This is known as angina. If you have coronary heart disease you are at risk of suffering a heart attack (myocardial infarcation) if part of a fatty deposit dislodges and causes a blockage, permanently damaging heart muscle.

Do I need to declare cardiac artery disease as a pre-existing medical condition when buying travel insurance?

Yes, it is imperative that when getting a travel insurance quotation that you declare any pre existing medical condition you have. Your premium is determined by various risk factors and it is vital that you are open and honest. If you withhold information regarding your medical history then it is possible that you should you later seek to claim on your policy, your insurer may refuse it. In the event that you need emergency medical treatment and/or medical repatriation to the UK this could leave you facing sizeable bills.

Will having coronary artery disease prevent me from getting travel insurance?

As long as you are honest in declaring that you have coronary heart disease, then you should be able to secure travel insurance that covers the condition. By law insurers cannot refuse you insurance but they may impose restrictions or exclusions to your policy and charge you a higher premium than that for someone who does not have a pre existing health condition. At Fish, because we are a specialist broker, we are able to help people with a range of cardiac complains find competitively priced travel insurance.

Information and support for people with coronary heart disease

The British Heart Foundation website is an excellent resource for anyone living with coronary artery disease or many other cardiac complaints such as cardiomyopathy, ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes and Infective endocarditis. For more information on the symptoms, causes and treatments for coronary heart disease, see the NHS website.

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We take care of everything

For over 40 years, we’ve been helping people travel around the world without worry. Our team of experts will help find the cover you need at a price you’re comfy with.
So if you have a disability or pre-existing condition and are planning your next break, all you have to do is decide where to visit first.

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For a care-free travel insurance quote

call 0333 331 3770

Key benefits at a glance

  • No age limit*
  • Single and annual multi-trip cover
  • Alternative accommodation cover
  • Cruise cover
  • Friendly UK-based claims service and specialist medical assistance
  • Covers emergency replacement of prescription medicines
  • Provides cover for a replacement carer
  • Covers a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Protects mobility and disability equipment, providing replacement equipment in the event of a loss

And we don’t stop there…

We’ve answered some of the questions you may have about our Travel Insurance.

  • QDo I need to declare coronary artery disease as a pre-existing medical condition? AYes. It's always best to declare any conditions you've been diagnosed with when applying for travel insurance, including coronary artery disease. This ensures any medication you may be taking will be covered, as well as any treatment for your coronary artery disease you need to seek while you're away.
  • QWill coronary artery disease prevent me from getting travel insurance? AHaving coronary artery disease shouldn't stop you from getting travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on the severity of your coronary artery disease, any medication you're taking, and other conditions you may have.
  • QCan I travel by air with coronary artery disease? AYes, many people with coronary artery disease are perfectly okay to travel by air. We'd suggest consulting your GP to check it would be okay for you. It's important to let airport staff know about your coronary artery disease, just in case you have an emergency and need to receive medical treatment in the airport or whilst on your flight.
  • QDo I need to declare when getting travel insurance if I have recently had a heart attack? AYes. It's always best to declare any conditions you've been diagnosed with when applying for travel insurance, including if you've had a heart attack. This ensures any medication you may be taking will be covered, as well as any treatment for a heart attack you need to seek while you're away.
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Travel Policy Documents

See all of our Disability and Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Travel Insurance policy documents here.

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