Angioplasty Travel Insurance
If you have had an Angioplasty and you are planning a trip abroad, you should make sure you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.
An Angioplasty procedure is to fix the flow of blood through the artery. This procedure involves a Doctor inserting a tube into a blood vessel in the Patient’s arm or groin. The tube has a tiny balloon attached to it, which, when it has reached the particular obstructed area, inflates and thereby opens up the artery again.
JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.
JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.
If you are a Resident of the Republic of Ireland, and you need to declare an Angioplasty.
Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
When obtaining a quote for Travel Insurance, you will be asked a number of questions. These questions will only take a few moments and will give you an idea as to the cost for the policy.
- Have you ever been a smoker ?
- How long ago was your Angioplasty performed ?
- At any time before your Angioplasty, did you have a Heart Attack ?
- Have you ever had any symptoms of Angina (eg chest pain, chest tightness) since your last procedure ?
- Have you had a Heart Attack at any time after your Angioplasty ?
- How many (if any) Coronary Stents do you have ?
- Can you always walk 200 yards on the flat without becoming short of breath ?
- Have you been advised to take medication for High Blood Pressure ?
- Have you been advised to take a medication to lower your Cholesterol Level ?
The Coronary Angioplasty procedure itself is relatively quick, usually about 30 minutes, although it may take longer depending on how many arteries need treating. After the procedure, the artery will need to be checked to see if it has been widened enough for the blood to flow through more freely which is done by monitoring a small amount of dye as it flows through the artery. If the procedure is straight forward, you should be able to go home the same day, but sometimes an overnight stay is required. You will be advised not to drive for a week after the procedure.
Following the Coronary Angioplasty, most people will require further treatment for up to a year in the form of blood thinning medication.
Coronary Angioplasties are often used as an emergency treatment after a Heart Attack.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover an Angioplasty or any other pre existing medical condition you may have.
This Travel Insurance is provided by goodtogoinsurance.com. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.