Endocarditis is a rare and potentially fatal infection of the inner lining of the heart (the endocardium), most commonly caused by bacteria entering the blood stream and getting into to the heart. It is rare as the heart is normally well protected against infection but those with other heart conditions or compromised immune systems have a greater chance of it occurring. It can be dangerous to travel with Endocarditis and it definitely should be declared and covered on your travel insurance policy. Add medical cover by declaring any and all pre-existing medical conditions on our system, including your Endocarditis. It's easy to do, all you need to do is search for endocarditis when asked to add conditions, then answer the related questions including related conditions then also add any other conditions you have and we will then be able to provide a selection of travel insurance quotes specific to your requirements. Remember also that when travelling in Europe, it is important to make sure that you also have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Travel insurance policies that cover Endocarditis will cover you if there are any complications relating to your endocarditis, or any related or other added conditions, while you are on holiday. You will have access to a 24 hour emergency medical assistance or help line, with operators fluent in many languages who can speak to medical staff for you. The medical expenses section of a policy also commonly covers additional expenses such as ambulance and hospital admission costs, and repatriation to the UK. An important aspect for those with Endocarditis is that you will also get cover for cancellation meaning that if you were deemed unable to travel before your holiday, for reasons relating to your endocarditis or any other declared pre-existing condition, you would be entitled to make a claim.
The simple screening process makes it easy to compare travel insurance policies that can cover endocarditis along with the underlying condition as well as any other medical conditions you might have. When applying for a quote we ask some questions about your trip that will include questions about your medical health. Afterwards you will be able to add conditions, each condition has some of it's own questions to answer such as any related conditions you may have, whether it has interfered with your activities or daily living, and about any treatments or surgeries you have had or are currently undertaking. With these answers we will be able to assess your current health situation, and should be able to provide you with travel insurance quotes that have the cover that you want and need.
For further information and advice on travelling with Endocarditis, you may find the links at the below helpful.
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