Aortic coarctation is a congenital (present at birth) defect that results in the narrowing of a portion of the aorta, the largest artery in the body and the major artery coming off the heart. The aorta takes blood directly from the heart and feeds all other arteries, narrowing at any point will impede the blood flow to parts of the body and result in an increase in blood pressure. Symptoms depend on the severity of the condition and may include dizziness, syncope, shortness of breath, headache, chest pain, cold feet or legs, moderate to severe hypertension with exercise and decreased exercise tolerance. Coarctation can be cured surgically and symptoms quickly relieved, it is curative in the majority of cases.
What information should my client provide?
Your customer should complete General medical disclosure fast-track questionnaire
Likely acceptance terms
If condition is present and not surgically corrected, terms will not be available.
Completely repaired and no complications such as hypertension - postpone within one year of surgery; +50% upwards thereafter.
Specified illness cover, income protection
Terms may be available on select cases.
Hospital cash cover, accident cover, contribution cover
Cover will be declined.
Please note that likely acceptance terms are indicative only and cases are subject to full underwriting.