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SSDI for Ischemic Heart Disease

SSDI for Ischemic Heart Disease

Since applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a difficult process, a disability attorney or advocate may increase your chances of being awarded benefits by helping accurately and favorably complete the complex paperwork, ensuring that all deadlines are met, and providing you with representation at a hearing. 

Ischemic Heart Disease: Causes and Symptoms
Ischemic cardiomyopathy, ischemic heart disease, and Cardiomyopathy - ischemic are all words used to describe a condition caused by coronary artery disease that results in diminished heart muscle contractions. Ischemic Cardiomyopathy most commonly affects middle-aged and elderly men. It affects approximately one out of every hundred persons and is the most common kind of Cardiomyopathy in the United States.

Ischemic heart disease is caused by blocked or restricted arteries that feed blood to the heart. A buildup of cholesterol or plaque in the arteries that deliver oxygen to the heart is the most common cause of ischemic heart disease. The heart's functionality has deteriorated over time, making it increasingly difficult for it to function.
Ischemic Cardiomyopathy is frequently associated with congestive heart failure. Individuals suffering from ischemic heart disease may have had a heart attack, angina, or unstable angina, and these symptoms may have gone unrecognized. 

High cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure are all risk factors for Ischemic Cardiomyopathy. Additional risk factors include a family history of heart disease, atherosclerosis, unstable angina, and angina.

Ischemic Cardiomyopathy patients may also experience symptoms of heart failure or angina. Angina symptoms include chest pain, tightness, pressure, or squeezing. This pain has the potential to expand to the shoulder, arm, neck, jaw, and back. 

Heart failure symptoms can appear gradually over time. Symptoms might appear unexpectedly and be overwhelming at times. Symptoms include waking up short of breath, losing appetite, coughing, and shortness of breath (especially when active), shortness of breath after lying down, and swelling of the lower limbs and abdomen.

Cracks in the lungs, high pressure in the neck vein, an enlarged liver, and irregular heart sounds are all detected through examinations and tests. Other indicators of heart failure may exist; visit your doctor for further information. Ischemic heart disease is only detected when a test reveals that the amount of blood pumping through the heart is insufficient. This is known as a reduced ejection fraction. 

Another symptom is dizziness or light-headedness, as well as indigestion or heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and cold sweats, a sensation of feeling the heart beat known as palpitations, shortness of breath, and exhaustion. 

If the symptoms are severe enough, a hospital stay may be required. Cardiac catheterization can be done to determine whether coronary artery bypass surgery or angioplasty might be beneficial. Implants such as a single or dual chamber pacemaker, biventricular pacemaker, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, or a left ventricular assist device are available to repair the problem.

A heart transplant is often considered as a last resort for patients who have exhausted all other options and continue to experience symptoms. Implantable artificial hearts have recently been employed, however only a few candidates are eligible to participate in the procedure.  

Ischemic heart disease, characterised by symptoms of myocardial ischemia, is a condition mentioned in the Social Security Impairment Listing Manual, also known as the "Blue Book," and it may qualify a person for Social Security Disability benefits. To be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, the applicant must demonstrate that their condition leads in "very significant restrictions in the ability to initiate, sustain, or complete activities of daily living independently." 

Blue Book Section 4.00 Cardiovascular System- Adult contains information on the conditions to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if you have ischemic heart disease. You will require your complete physical examination findings as well as the results of any heart tests that have been performed. Normally, you will also want the results of an exercise tolerance test. It is critical that these tests are reasonably updated (within the past year). This is an extremely dangerous condition. It is a chronic condition that often worsens over time. 

Infections and other forms of stress on your body caused by various medical disorders will also worsen your symptoms. It is critical to discuss your issue with your doctor in order to enhance it as much as feasible. You should also ensure that all prescribed treatments are followed and documented, as qualifying for disability payments frequently entails demonstrating that your health has not improved sufficiently despite therapy. 

Ischemic Cardiovascular Disease Case for Social Security Disability
Most disability applicants believe that having their case examined and defended by a knowledgeable Social Security Disability lawyer is in their best interests. Even patients suffering from significant diseases such as ischemic heart disease are occasionally denied assistance. Often, the reasons for such denials might have been addressed if the claim had been handled by an expert disability lawyer.

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Tuesday, 28 March 2023