Travel Insurance for Angioplasty

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Are you preparing for your next adventure? Make sure you have Travel Insurance that covers your angioplasty procedure today.

If a heart attack or severe angina has resulted in you undergoing an angioplasty procedure, it’s important to declare this when taking out Travel Insurance. Whether you’re wondering how soon you can fly after having a stent fitted or if Travel Insurance post-surgery includes your specific needs, we’re here to help.

Often, standard Travel Insurance policies will not provide cover for an angioplasty procedure, which is why taking specialist insurance is important – it could be the difference between paying a large medical bill or not if you need treatment while on holiday.

Knowing that you are covered if a medical emergency related to your angioplasty occurs while you are abroad allows you to relax, knowing that you are protected by your Travel Insurance. 

Avoid Surprises with Angioplasty Cover

Coronary angioplasty, or a “stent,” as it is sometimes referred to, is a procedure that expands blocked arteries. It is a common surgery used as a treatment after a heart attack, but it is also a solution if medications and lifestyle changes alone do not improve your health. 

If you require treatment while away, a Travel Insurance policy that covers your stent will help you avoid unforeseen expenses or major medical bills. We work with several insurers that cover pre-existing conditions, including heart conditions and related surgeries such as angioplasty. Our aim is to find you a policy that meets your own individual needs.  After answering some medical screening questions, you’ll see  a list of insurance policies to choose from, all suitable for you post stent surgery. 

No matter where you’re travelling, finding Travel Insurance that covers you in case of an angioplasty-related medical emergency will give you peace of mind.

Travel Insurance for Angioplasty FAQs

Frequently asked questions about Travel Insurance for Angioplasty.

Is my angioplasty or stent a pre-existing medical condition?

Technically, coronary angioplasty is a treatment. It is the procedure to widen blocked or narrowed arteries and usually takes place after you have been diagnosed with a pre-existing medical condition, such as atherosclerosis, have had a heart attack or have severe angina. When getting a quotation for Travel Insurance, you will be asked if you have ever had treatment for any heart or circulatory disease, and then you’ll need to screen the condition, where you’ll be asked a few questions. However, you can screen angioplasty too, and we will ask you in which part of the body is the artery that requires treatment and relevant questions to ensure you’re covered. Having Travel Insurance for your angioplasty/ stent procedure will ensure that you’re covered should a medical emergency occur while you’re abroad. Such things could include any damage to the artery where the stent is inserted, any allergic reactions to the procedure, excessive bleeding, or a heart attack.

If you don’t declare your angioplasty procedure or your stent on your Travel Insurance, you are unlikely to be covered. You could face significant medical bills should something happen in relation to the angioplasty/stent, or if you have a related medical emergency (e.g. a heart attack). Don’t get caught out on holiday; declare your stent to your insurers.

Can I fly after an angioplasty procedure?

Yes. If you have had a coronary angioplasty procedure, it should be safe to travel so long as there have been no complications, but we recommend you consult your doctor. Generally speaking, you should be able to fly two weeks after a successful stent procedure. It is important to declare any symptoms of pain to your doctor so that they can accurately evaluate whether you can travel.

Can I go through airport security with heart stents?

Yes. If you have had a coronary angioplasty procedure, it should be safe to travel so long as there have been no complications, but we recommend you consult your doctor. Generally speaking, you should be able to fly two weeks after a successful stent procedure. It is important to declare any symptoms of pain to your doctor so that they can accurately evaluate whether you can travel.

Does having a stent affect Travel Insurance?

Having a stent can impact the cost of Travel Insurance, but it shouldn’t be a reason not to travel if you’re well enough. It is essential to disclose your stent placement when securing Travel Insurance after surgery, as insurers consider it a pre-existing medical condition. Ensure your policy includes cover for any potential complications related to your stent to avoid unexpected medical bills or issues with flying after a heart attack and stent procedures. This includes cover for repatriation and emergency medical expenses.

Can I get Travel Insurance post-surgery?

Yes, you can get Travel Insurance post-surgery, including after an angioplasty or any other heart-related surgeries. It’s essential to be transparent and declare all pre-existing medical conditions, including any surgeries you’ve had when applying for Travel Insurance. Once you have declared your medical background, we will offer you policies that cover your specific needs, including medical cover should you need treatment related to your condition abroad or cancellation cover related to your condition.

Can you fly with blocked arteries?

Yes, with caution. Consult your GP or a healthcare professional before flying if you have blocked arteries. Flying is generally safe if your condition is stable and well-managed. However, recent treatments or surgeries like angioplasty may require a waiting period before it’s safe to fly, often recommended as two weeks post-procedure. Seek medical advice and ensure you declare any medical conditions on your Travel Insurance.

Can I fly after having a heart attack and receiving a stent?

Yes, generally. After experiencing a heart attack and receiving a stent, patients can usually fly, but it’s essential to wait for a period recommended by your doctor. Always consult with your GP or healthcare provider to get personalised advice based on your recovery and overall health condition. Make sure to disclose this information when applying for Travel Insurance to ensure adequate medical cover for your condition.

Travel Insurance for Angioplasty – Your Cover

  • Cancellation/ curtailment up to £12,500 (£30,000 on referral)
  • Missed departure up to £1,500 per person
  • Baggage up to £3,000 per person
  • Personal Liability up to £2 million per person
  • Zero excess policies available

Medical Cover for Angioplasty

  • Emergency medical expenses and repatriation up to £15 million
  • 24/7 emergency medical assistance
  • Cover for all types of Angioplasty

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