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Athos' Story: "I looked at myself as bulletproof"

Published: 29/09/2021

News that Athos Rushovich needed open heart surgery came as a huge shock to him, his family and friends.

In May this year, Athos Rushovich, Director of Specialist Health Sales and Dedicated Distribution at Vitality, underwent a triple heart bypass after being diagnosed with a serious heart condition.

As an avid long-distance runner, healthy eater and someone who doesn’t smoke, he is the last person you’d expect to require life-saving treatment. However, a health check last year revealed he had not escaped a family history of coronary heart disease.

As a Vitality corporate health member, he was able to get fast access to open heart surgery and claim on his Serious Illness Cover policy. Six months on, he is running again and hopes to complete a half marathon before the end of this year.

Watch the video below to hear his story and learn how triple heart bypass surgery doesn’t have to be the end for your clients.

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