I recently had a CT coronary angiogram and had a letter from the consultant stating the following:
“This lady’s CT coronary angiogram has shown a mild to moderate stenosis in the mid-portion of her left anterior descending artery. She should be treated with aspirin and a statin for risk factor reduction, and if she remains asymptomatic then this requires no further attention at this time.”
I need to include all pre-existing conditions for travel insurance but I’m not sure where it fits in the heart disease options which can be declared.
Is my diagnosis aortic stenosis? I see the word “artery” and immediately think “aorta.” (I was taken aback to read that this condition is known as “the widow maker.” Fortunately I’m not married!)
My GP put me on Lipitor and a 75mg. aspirin. She said I’d probably had this for years. Both my parents had heart attacks although they died from other ailments.
Sorry to be longwinded but if I don’t have aortic stenosis and something less serious, I’d like to tell the insurance company as it may keep my premium lower than the £1,000 I’ve been quoted an annual worldwide policy.
Thanks for all responses.