First, what exactly is a coronary artery stent insertion?
A coronary stent insertion, which is often performed after an angioplasty, opens up narrowed or blocked coronary arteries through the insertion of a small metal mesh tube, known as a stent, to improve blood flow and oxygenation of heart (cardiac muscle).
To prevent the artery from re blocking, often the stent is coated with a drug to prevent this These are known as drug eluting stents.
What causes the need for a coronary artery stent insertion?
Atherosclerosis refers to the thickening and narrowing of the coronary arteries due to deposits known as plaque. Plaque is made up of fat and cholesterol that accumulates on artery walls.
An angioplasty and subsequent coronary artery stent insertion may be used to treat a blockage in a coronary artery during or after a heart attack (myocardial infarction), blockages due to angina (lack of blood flow to cardiac muscles) and blockages that impede normal heart function (heart failure).
Coronary artery stent insertion and travel insurance…
Having a coronary artery stent insertion should not stop Australians from having a great holiday, particularly as insure4less specialises in providing affordable travel insurance for travellers with pre-existing medical conditions.
For your own peace of mind, you can relax in the knowledge that you have the protection of one of the world’s largest insurers and medical emergency teams to support you whilst overseas if you suddenly suffer from a coronary artery stent insertion related illness. These include heart attacks and strokes. We ask you to declare your coronary artery stent insertion when completing your online travel insurance (normally there is no extra to pay) and then when you receive your policy via email it will confirm in writing exactly what your cover is. You can then simply travel and relax.
Here’s just a few hypertension travel tips…
- When flying, pack all coronary artery stent insertion related medication into your carry on luggage. Add a little extra to cover any delays. Ensure your medications are clearly labelled with the drug name and your prescribing doctor
- Select healthy options when eating out and drink plenty of water
- Don’t forget to exercise on the plane and do plenty of walking after you have arrived
Get a quote now!
Using the quote form on the insure4less website.