According to the British Heart Foundation there are around 920,000 people in the UK living with heart failure – the condition that is also known as congestive heart failure, which happens when your heart muscles do not pump blood as well as they should.
Narrowed arteries, also known as coronary heart disease, and high blood pressure can all contribute to heart failure, which can lead to cardiac arrest.
Before you book a relaxing holiday abroad, contact your doctor to ensure you are fit to travel, even if you are well and your condition is being managed by medication.
Then call Direct-Travel’s helpful UK-based call centre where one of our team will take you through the medical screening process to ensure we obtain the right cover for you and your family. You can also access us online where you can go through our easy-to-use medical screening for pre-existing conditions.
It is vital that you tell us all of your pre-existing conditions. If you had to access medical treatment while you were away and had forgotten to tell us about those conditions you may not be covered, which would mean you having to pay for the treatment yourself. Write a list of them before you contact us so you don’t forget.
Our insurance policies will provide you with a 24-hour medical helpline; expenses for having to use an ambulance; hospital costs and repatriation to the UK should the unthinkable happen.
Here are some tips before you travel:
Have a wonderful time away and take care.