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Becker muscular dystrophy

I am trying to get travel insurance. I have becker muscular dystrophy. I do not have cardiomyopathy. I do have left ventricular dysfunction. When I get an insurance quote and say I have heart problems they all assume I have cardiomyopathy. I don't understand this.

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The answer

Beckers dystrophy is known to sometimes cause weakness in the heart muscle and whether or not that applies in your case and is thought to be a contributory factor to the ventricular dysfunction is a conversation that you may find helpful to have with your Gp. Following this if you remain concerned about the information that is being interpreted and applied when you speak to travel insurers you may also perhaps like to ask your GP to give you a written medical report which you could use when applying for and speaking to travel insurers.

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