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Cardiovascular System Disability: What Does The SSA Mean By Cardiovascular Impairment?

Cardiovascular impairments or disabilities are scary conditions for a claimant and his or her family to deal with. These conditions have dire consequences on an individuals daily life, including his or her career. The SSA recognizes this and allows for certain cardiovascular impairments to qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits.
The SSA states that a cardiovascular impairment means any "disorder that affects the proper functioning of the heart or the circulatory system (that is, arteries, veins, capillaries, and the lymphatic drainage). The disorder can be congenital or acquired." There are four consequences of heart disease that result in cardiovascular impairments:
(i) Chronic heart failure or ventricular dysfunction.
(ii) Discomfort or pain due to myocardial ischemia, with or without necrosis of heart muscle.
(iii) Syncope, or near syncope, due to inadequate cerebral perfusion from any cardiac cause, such as obstruction of flow or disturbance in rhythm or conduction resulting in inadequate cardiac output.
(iv) Central cyanosis due to right-to-left shunt, reduced oxygen concentration in the arterial blood, or pulmonary vascular disease.
If you believe that your cardiovascular disease qualifies you for Social Security Disability, contact a Dallas Social Security Disability Attorney today.