CAN I GET SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BECAUSE OF MY HEART OR CARDIOVASCULAR PROBLEMS?

Posted December 23, 2015

The answer to the question above is yes, depending on your heart or cardiovascular condition you may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). At Drummond Law, we routinely help people who suffer from heart-related conditions and other cardiovascular conditions get disability and SSI and know what evidence is needed to win cardiovascular claims.

The first important step you can take if you have any heart or cardiovascular problems is to get a referral to be treated by a cardiologist, the type of doctors who specialize in treating those particular conditions. This is important for two reasons: (1) Social Security and the Administrative Law Judges at ODAR want to see that you are treating with a specialist for your condition and (2) Cardiologists know all the proper tests and treatment to provide you and will give you the best evidence possible to win your disability claim.

Once you get to a cardiologist the next step as mentioned above will be to get the proper tests and treatment to help evaluate your condition. Some tests that help measure the severity of heart and cardiovascular conditions include electrocardiograms (EKGs), stress tests, echocardiograms, catheterizations, blood tests, and angiographies. If you get the proper tests, it becomes much easier to prove your heart condition is disabling.

In addition to tests, it is also important that you detail to your doctor the symptoms and health problems you are having due to your heart conditions. Some common symptoms of heart and cardiovascular conditions include palpitations (irregular heart beats), shortness of breath, fatigue, a fast heartbeat, weakness, dizziness, and sweating.

Drummond Law knows what it takes to win heart and cardiovascular disability claims. If you or someone you know is disabled due to a heart or cardiovascular condition,  call Drummond Law today for a FREE CONSULTATION at (800) 842-0426.

Some helpful links regarding heart and cardiovascular symptoms and disability include:

https://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/4.00-Cardiovascular-Adult.htm

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/basics/definition/con-20034056

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Caregiver/Resources/WhatisCardiovascularDisease/What-is-Cardiovascular-Disease_UCM_301852_Article.jsp

http://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/

 

 

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