Cardiovascular disorders are one of the most common reasons individuals apply for disability benefits. The Social Security Administration defines cardiovascular disorders as “cardiovascular impairments” and states that they consist of “any disorder that affects the proper functioning of the heart or the circulatory system.” At Invictus Legal Services, our Washington state disability attorney George Andre Fields has the knowledge and experience to assist you in filing for and receiving the disability benefits you deserve due to a cardiovascular disorder.
The Social Security Administration breaks down the cardiovascular disorders an individual may seek disability for into eight categories.
Chronic Heart Failure
Chronic heart failure is a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood well enough through the body to ensure an adequate supply of oxygen. Symptoms include shortness of breath, swelling, fatigue, and weakness.
Ischemic Heart Disease
Ischemic heart disease (also called coronary artery disease) is when there is reduced blood flow to the heart due to narrowing of the arteries that supply the heart muscle with oxygen.
A recurrent arrhythmia is a condition that affects the normal beating pattern or rhythm of the heart. Recurrent arrhythmias may cause fainting or even cardiac arrest.
Symptomatic Congenital Heart Disease
Symptomatic Congenital Heart Disease is a birth defect that may result in failure to feed or develop normally, abnormal heart rhythms, shortness of breath, and swollen organs or body tissues.
A heart transplant is an automatic qualification for one year of disability benefits.
Aneurysm of Aorta or Major Branches
When the wall of a blood vessel becomes weakened, the weakened area may begin to bulge out. This bulging area is known as an aneurysm. An aneurysm in the aorta or other major branches is particularly dangerous as it may rupture and cause internal bleeding.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Chronic venous insufficiency is caused when the veins in your legs no longer work effectively and the blood does not return to your heart the way that it should. Symptoms include swelling, pain, varicose veins, and changes in the color of the skin.
Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral artery disease is a condition wherein a narrowing of the arteries causes insufficient blood flow to the limbs. Symptoms may include pain in the leg or buttocks and ulcers.
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If you suffer with a cardiovascular disorder call our office for a free consultation with a Washington state disability attorney. Together we can determine if you qualify for disability benefits.
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