Whether you reference it for medical reasons or use it in filing SSDI/SSI claims, heart disease generally is used to describe one of a number of conditions that affect the heart or cardiovascular system.
As a result, heart disease can be described in terms of cardiomyopathy heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia, ischemic heart disease, cardiomegaly, endocarditis, Valvular heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, and myocarditis. Add cerebrovascular disease, chronic venous insufficiency, congenital heart disease, aneurysm of the aorta and rheumatic heart disease to the heart disease list too.
Not a Clear Cut Condition
Therefore, when it comes to reviewing the symptoms of heart disease, there is no specific listing that describes all heart disease. Not only can you describe the condition by a broad range of medical terms, you can also define it by an endless number of symptoms too. Symptoms can include such physical complaints as shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, chest pain, and irregular heartbeat, pain that radiates to other areas of the body, palpitations, dizziness and nausea.
Working with the Doctor
Discussing the symptoms with your doctor is an important part of the treatment process as some of the symptoms are life-threatening. Many of the SSA listings for cardiovascular disease depend on test results, x-rays and similar exams to critique an applicant. Applicants should regularly receive ongoing medical treatments and comply with the prescribed treatment plan.
Testing Processes for Heart Disease
Many of the tests that are used to diagnose and treat heart disease can be linked to a specific listing in the SSA’s blue book. These kinds of testing methods and equipment include cardiac catheterization, chest x-ray, CT scan, blood tests, MRI, stress tests, and echocardiograms.
Indeed, heart disease approval can turn out to be quite lengthy as determining an applicant’s ability to work not only covers the type of heart disease but also such related conditions as diabetes, obesity, arthritis and high blood pressure. If the heart disease alone does not prevent you from working, it is a good possibility that the impairment and another condition will end in approval
Each Disability Case is Different
Because all the kinds of conditions that heart disease represents, every SSDI and SSI case is different. We, as lawyers, review your medical file and think of an approach to use to assist you in receiving full disability benefits.
Fortunately, if you team up with an SSDI/SSI legal representative, you can receive your benefits more expediently than waiting on approval yourself. Our firm knows what it takes in order to get the SSA to say yes. We work within a number of specialties, so we know all the techniques to use to obtain approval for clients.