Why use our atrial fibrillation travel insurance?
Atrial fibrillation affects about one million people living in the UK and is prevalent among the elderly. While atrial fibrillation is no reason not to enjoy a holiday, it can often be a result of other medical problems such as heart conditions or atherosclerosis, and can sometimes cause strokes. It is advisable to travel with an appropriate insurance policy in place to cover you for any eventuality while abroad.
To find out more, please call our travel insurance specialists on 0800 033 4902 or get a quote online.
Why do I need travel insurance for atrial fibrillation?
Travel insurance for atrial fibrillation is designed to give you access to 24 hour medical assistance, should you need it when you are away. It also gives you peace of mind so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday, knowing you are in safe hands. Of course, no-one wants to believe that an illness could ruin their holiday, but making sure you have a great travel insurance plan in place before you jet off means you won’t have to worry about it while you’re away.
Tips on travelling with atrial fibrillation
- Consult your GP or cardiologist before booking a holiday
- If you’re travelling abroad, make sure you have enough medication for the duration of your holiday – and keep it with you at all times
- It’s also a good idea to bring extra medication with you just in case you are delayed or lose any. Make a list of your medications and dosages, in the unlikely event of an unforeseen, emergency situation in which you need to replace them or a doctor needs to know what you are taking
- Avoid heavy drinking and caffeine, both of which can trigger atrial fibrillation
- If you have been fitted with a pacemaker, carry the necessary documents with you- airport security staff may demand to see them. Ask security to pat you down rather than have you go through metal detectors, which may affect the workings of your pacemaker
- Atrial fibrillation can put you at risk of blood clots and stroke. If travelling by plane, book an aisle seat and get up regularly to move around
- Dehydration can also trigger the symptoms of atrial fibrillation so don’t forget to drink plenty of water on your travels
- Moderate exercise can reduce the risk of you experiencing heart-related illnesses, intense physical activity can aggravate your atrial fibrillation. Opt for cycling tours and walks along beaches rather than cross-country skiing and hiking
- Avoid stressful situations by planning your travel in detail and not pushing yourself too hard while on holiday. Remember to relax and enjoy yourself. Yoga or meditation can help reduce stress and have been proven to reduce episodes of atrial fibrillation.
Atrial Fibrillation Travel Insurance
Apply for your atrial fibrillation travel insurance quote online or call our specialists on 0800 033 4902.