Heart diseases are a leading cause of death and disability in our country. Cardiovascular impairments include any disorder that affects the proper functioning of the heart or the circulatory system (that is, arteries, veins, capillaries, and the lymphatic drainage). The heart can be damaged in many ways such as clogging of arteries or valve malfunction that cause heart attacks and other serious health-related issues. Cardiovascular conditions can be congenital, hereditary or acquired. If you need Social Security Disability benefits due to a heart condition or cardiac disease, contact The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur for help.
SSD Benefits For Heart Conditions & Cardiac Disease in New Jersey
Social Security divides cardiovascular disorders into four categories: chronic heart failure or ventricular dysfunction; discomfort or pain due to myocardial ischemia; syncope or near syncope due to inadequate cerebral perfusion from any cardiac cause; or central cyanosis due to right-to-left shunt, reduced arterial blood oxygen or pulmonary vascular disease. Disorders of the veins or arteries due, for example, to obstruction, rupture or aneurysm may cause peripheral vascular disease, disorders of the central nervous system, the eyes, kidneys or other organs. Cardiovascular disease may be documented by many types of tests available today, including but not limited to blood tests, EKG, cardiac catheterization, coronary angiography, arteriograms, echocardiograms, MUGA scans and stress tests.
Cardiovascular system impairments may cause disability if the condition or the secondary symptoms interfere with day-to-day functioning, including by causing chest pain, shortness of breath, chest tightness, fatigue, weakness and difficulty performing exertion activities. Also, some of the medications used for cardiac conditions may have side effects, which would interfere with the ability to work.
The Social Security criteria for determining disability due to cardiovascular system impairment is very complicated and may require the assistance of the treating internist and cardiologist.
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The bottom line is that if you have cardiac disease and need an attorney who can help you get disability benefits, you’re in the right place. Give us a call or contact us online today.