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Going on holiday with a heart condition

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the UK and worldwide* so it’s likely that it affects you or someone you know. Since 2000 we’ve helped many people with heart conditions travel to many different locations and, because this February 2016 saw The British Heart Foundation raising support and awareness of heart disease through their Wear It. Read More

AllClear in the Press: Mary’s medical claim in Mexico

Read the full story of how we made sure Mary was looked after, including First Class flights and her own private room in hospital after a stroke, here. A Merseyside family’s dream holiday in Mexico became a nightmare after an 83-year-old great-gran was rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke. Mary Silker, 83, from Orrell Read More

No Smoking Day – The day you start to stop

Today is No Smoking Day. We all know smoking isn’t just bad for your pocket, but it can lead to cancers, chronic illnesses, and even death. With calls to ban branding off tobacco product packaging gaining traction, we look at some really good reasons to ditch the habit. From head to toe, it affects every Read More

Can I get travel insurance after a heart attack?

Why travel insurance is important after a heart attack Suffering a heart attack is enormously stressful, so getting away to recuperate both physically and mentally is very important. One worry many people who’ve experienced a heart attack have is whether they can be insured for their medical condition. To ensure real peace of mind after Read More

True or False: Heart attacks and cardiac arrests are the same thing

True or False: False A cardiac arrest and a heart attack are not the same thing but are very closely linked. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart stops or is severely restricted. A cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops beating altogether. Therefore heart attacks lead to cardiac arrests but they are Read More

Heart Transplant Patient takes on scariest Disney rides

When Nicola Hague suffered a devastating stroke at the age of just 18, doctors advised her parents Michael and Denise to prepare for the worst. They did not think Nicola would survive the night. Despite the grave concerns of the medical staff, she pulled through, and today, 34-year old Nicola leads a full and active Read More

Wellness breaks that are good for the heart

Following the diagnosis of a heart condition it is important to find time to rest. Taking a short relaxing holiday may be more appropriate than destinations that require a high level of activity. While a wellness break is not going to be an adrenaline-fuelled vacation, it can be a great way of giving yourself the Read More