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Cardiomyopathy is a disease related to the heart muscle. Literally meaning heart muscle disease, it is the gradually declining ability of the heart muscle to contract. This makes it progressively harder for the heart to pump regularly and to pump… Read more... GET A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH COVER FOR CARDIOMYOPATHY

Cardiomyopathy Travel Insurance

Cardiomyopathy is a disease related to the heart muscle. Literally meaning heart muscle disease, it is the gradually declining ability of the heart muscle to contract. This makes it progressively harder for the heart to pump regularly and to pump blood to the rest of the body. This weakening of the heart muscle may lead to a very irregular heartbeat and even cardiac arrest.

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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  
Personal Baggage - £2,000 £3,000  
Personal Money - £400 £400  
Personal Liability - £2,000,000 £2,000,000  
Delayed Departure - £100 £100  
Missed Departure - £500 £500  
Legal Expenses - £25,000 £25,000  
Failure of Carrier £1,500 £1,500 £1,500  

Cardiomyopathy Medical Questions

When obtaining a quote for Travel Insurance to cover this condition, you will be asked a number of questions:

  • Have you ever had an Abnormal Heart Rhythm ?
  • How many unplanned hospital visits for your irregular heartbeat have you had in the last 12 months ?
  • Do you have any further investigation or treatment planned ?
  • Are you on any medication to thin the blood (not including aspirin) which requires a regular blood tests ?
  • Has your Heart Rhythm ever caused collapses, faints or blackouts ?
  • Have you ever had Angina and/or a Heart Attack ?
  • Have you been prescribed any treatment for heart-related breathlessness or ankle swelling ?
  • Have you ever had a stroke or a mini-stroke (TIA) ?

Types of Cardiomyopathy

Hypertropic is when the wall of the heart becomes thickened and the muscle stiffens, making it harder for blood to be pumped out of the heart and around the body.

Dilated is when the wall of the heart becomes thinner and loose, again making it difficult to pump blood.

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular  is when the heart cells are gradually replaced by fatty tissue.

As Cardiomyopathy worsens, the heart becomes weaker and less able to pump blood through the body. This can lead to Heart Failure or Arrhythmia

Cardiomyopathy can be acquired due to another disease or is inherited, affecting one or several members of a family. a lot of the time the cause of Cardiomyopathy is not known, which is often the case when the disease occurs in children. Cardiomyopathy can affect people of all ages, however certain types of the disease are more common in certain age and ethnic groups

Cardiomyopathy Treatment

Cardiomyopathy cannot be cured but there are a number of treatments available, and a large number of sufferers live normal, healthy lives.

  • Stopping smoking
  • Healthier diet
  • Cutting out alcohol
  • Regular exercise
  • Stress reduction
  • Medication such as Beta Blockers and ACE inhibitors
  • Being fitted with a pacemaker

Take a good supply of Medication with you and ensure that you keep it in your hand luggage in case of delays or lost luggage.

Important Information

Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover for Cardiomyopathy 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.


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