Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
I had the same problems as you when looking for insurance. I used BUPA insurance in the end, they have their own medical team to determine medical conditions and risks, where as most general insurers use a central medical team who have no idea about AD at all.
Thanks, Patrick. I've since discovered that all UK insurance companies are required to offer cover from 2014, even though the premiums can be high. The only exception appears to be the Americas, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico, but I managed to get a quote today from BUPA for the rest of the world at at reasonable rate. For the Americas I think I will have to shop around, but if anyone hear anything, please post it or let me know.
Most insurance companies ask about ONGOING medical conditions. If you've had an AD repaired and are now functioning more-or-less normally, then that cannot really be considered ongoing. I always tell them about my high blood pressure and the medication I take to control it. That is usually accepted and does not incur any surcharges.