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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Episode 218th April 2024 • The Practical Protection Podcast • Kathryn Knowles
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Hi everyone, I have Matt back with me for the first time of Season 9 and we are focusing on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. HCM is a heart condition that affects approximately 1 in 500 people in the UK and it can potentially be a higher risk for a life insurance claim.

We talk about the different types of cardiomyopathy, how they affect the body and the usual causes of cardiomyopathy. Matt takes us through the two types of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and how they can affect the outcomes for protection insurance applications.

The key takeaways:

  • There is a genetic link to HCM and it can come up in family medical history questions
  • The thickness of the heart wall and the part of the heart wall that is affected are essential for your research
  • A case study of a person living with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy that needed life insurance

Next time I will be back and focusing upon relevant life insurance. It will be a quick-ish overview of this insurance product and the do’s and dont’s when advising on this type of business insurance policy. 

Remember, if you are listening to this as part of your work, you can claim a CPD certificate on our website, thanks to our sponsors Octo Members.

If you want to know more about how to arrange protection insurance, take a look at my 13 hour CPD Protection Insurance in Practice course here and 1 hour CPD Protection Competency Exam here.



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