A study by Oxford University, released in January this year, showed that the death rate from heart attacks in England has halved in the last 10 years.
In the light of this fantastic news for heart attack sufferers and their families we're looking at how to find appropriate travel insurance after a heart attack.
After experiencing a heart attack a relaxing holiday with your loved ones could be just what you need, but remember, if you are going away you will need to declare your heart attack when you buy travel insurance.
The first thing you should do is talk to your doctor to confirm that you are fit enough to travel. Most travel insurance policies will have a general exclusion to say that they will not provide cover to anyone travelling against their doctor's advice.
As we mentioned earlier, it's very important to declare your heart condition and any other pre-existing medical conditions when you buy travel insurance , this will ensure that you are properly covered if you fall ill abroad or are forced to cancel your holiday due to illness.
You need to declare any medical conditions that you are taking prescription medication for or have seen a doctor about, including conditions that you might consider unimportant or under control, like high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
If you fail to declare that you've had a heart attack or that you are taking tablets to control high blood pressure when you buy travel insurance, you will find that you are not covered by your travel insurance policy for any emergency medical treatment that is related directly or indirectly to these medical conditions - which could leave you facing large medical bills.
Medicaltravelcompared.com make finding travel insurance for heart conditions easier by providing quotes from a selection of travel insurers who can cover your heart condition. You only have to answer one set of questions to get quotes from our panel of specialist medical travel insurance providers.