Factors affecting cost and patient choice of travel insurance in cardiac disease: a web-based case-control study

Background: The aim of this study was to explore variations in cost and choice of travel insurance in patients with cardiac disease.

Methods: Clinical data from patients with myocardial infarction (MI, n = 20), Marfan syndrome (MFS, n = 10) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM, n = 10) were input to insurance websites for a proposed ten-day holiday and data for premium cost (£) and choice of quotes (n) collated for each condition. Age-matched healthy individuals were used as controls.