Heart Disease Social Security Disability SSI - Applying for Disability
Heart disease covers a number of different conditions, including contributing risk factors such as diabetes and hypertenion a.k.a. high blood pressure.
For disability eligibility purposes, the social security administration, in the impairment listing manual, focuses on the following cardiovascular conditions: hypertensive heart disease, ischemic heart disease (most people would refer to this as coronary artery disease, a condition that reduces the flow of oxygenated blood to the heart, involves angina and which may cause a heart attack), arrhythmias, congential heart disease, peripheral artery disease (PAD), major artery aneurysm, valvular heart disease, heart transplantation, chronic heart failure, and cardiomyopathy.
For claimants who do not have an impairment that is listed in the manual, or do not meet the disability criteria for a listed impairment, it may be possible to be approved for disability via a medical vocational allowance.
The following pages address several aspects of the SSA disability claim system. For additional information, you may wish to follow the link above that leads to Disability Secrets.com
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2. Can Social Security Disability take as long as three years ?
3. If you receive Social Security disability are you allowed to supplement your income ?
4. How to get SSI - How to get approved for SSI
5. How to get Approved for Disability - Information on disability claims
6. Will I have to go to a mental exam if I apply for disability?
What follows is basic information on Heart disease:
The term heart disease is used to describe several diseases, which affect the heart. Some examples of heart disease are as follows:
1. Cardiomyopathy- caused by the deterioration of heart muscle function, cardiomyopathy may lead to arrhythmia or sudden cardiac arrest.
2. Congenital heart disease- generally present at birth and caused by genetic factors.
3. Cardiovascular disease- affects both the heart and the vessels of the heart and is usually associated with other conditions such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and cholesterol. Generally, cardiovascular disease affects vessels in women and the heart muscle itself in males.
4. Coronary heart disease- also known as ischemic heart disease and is caused by plaque buildup on the artery walls (hardening of the arteries). Coronary heart disease may lead to angina and/or heart attack.
5. Hypertensive heart disease- caused by hypertension, hypertensive heart disease may lead to other conditions including heart failure, arrhythmia, and coronary heart disease.
6. Inflammatory heart disease - caused by inflammation of the heart muscle or the tissues surrounding the heart. Some examples of inflammatory heart disease are endocarditis and myocarditis.
7. Heart failure - a condition that is caused by a structural or functional disorder within the heart that prevents the heart from pumping blood throughout the body. Heart failure is more commonly known as chronic heart failure.
8. Valvular heart disease - any disease that affects the heart valves. Heart disease affects both men and women, and is the leading cause of death in the United States.
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