Medical insurance is a reality and a necessity these days, and new research has shown that Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of natural death among people who are travelling.
This observational study included 2,564 patients who had a heart attack and rapid treatment with a stent (percutaneous coronary intervention; PCI) between 1999 and 2015 at Juntendo University Shizuoka Hospital.
The hospital is on the Izu peninsula, a popular tourist destination near Mount Fuji.
The researchers compared the demographic and clinical characteristics in residents versus people travelling.
Patients were followed up for 16 years and the death rates were compared between groups. Mortality data were collected from medical records, telephone contact, and postal questionnaires.