What are members experience with obtaining travel insurance once you have pacemaker/defib unit?
I had an infarct 20 years ago, and have had some issues with travel insurance in the past, usually having to concede that any cardiac issues would not be covered by insurance.
With more recent travel I haven't had to worry as the questions on the application form relating to cardiac issues only covered the last 10 years, so I could ignore my past experience (I have been symptom free until very recently).
I have now been fitted with an ICD (following minor dizzy spells and some VT) and am still keen to travel overseas, but am worried about the potential cost if I become ill while not being able to be insured.
Are there insurers who will cover ICD travellers - after all we are safer than the general public - aren't we?