TIA Travel Insurance
If you have had a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack), you will need a Travel Insurance policy before your trip to cover these conditions.
To contact us by telephone, 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757.
Summary of Cover (per person)
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical Expenses and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
|Overseas Return Quarantine||Included||Included||Included|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
This Travel Insurance after a TIA 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.
When getting a quote for Travel Insurance to cover a TIA, you will be asked several questions. These will include:
- Have you ever had a stroke which caused symptoms for more than 24 hours?
- Are you awaiting investigation or treatment for this condition?
- How many TIA (if any) have you had in the last six months?
- How many TIA (if any) have you had in total?
- Do you suffer from an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation)?
- Have you ever been a smoker?
Symptoms of a Transient Ischemic Attack
- Sudden weakness
- Clumsiness in limbs
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty swallowing
- Loss of balance
- Pins and needles
- Double vision or temporary loss of vision
Loss of consciousness is uncommon, and headaches are not a sign of a Transient Ischaemic Attack or Stroke.
Though these symptoms will go away quickly, it is best to obtain medical attention soon. Within 60 minutes is ideal. A doctor will perform a medical examination and possibly an ultrasound test.
Around one-third of people who have suffered from TIA will have a stroke, so many people regard a TIA as an early warning sign.
Medication for a Transient Ischaemic Attack will, first of all, be Aspirin, which thins the blood and should restore a healthy flow to the brain.
You may also be prescribed Clopidogrel, a Blood Clot Inhibitor, and Ticlopidine, used in patients allergic to Aspirin.