Continuing our blog thread concerning the various cardiovascular impairments,
we will now address the issue of Ischemic Heart Disease in relationship
disability for obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits. If you are not familiar
with ischemic heart disease, this is a condition that occurs when one
(or more) of a person's coronary arteries is either narrowed, obstructed,
or constricted. The affect of this "obstruction" is that normal
blood flow to your heart is drastically reduced.
This obstruction may be the result of embolus, a thrombus (blood clot),
or plaque. The most common form ischemic heart disease is when heart muscle
tissue dies as a result of reduced blood supply, called a myocardial infarction
or more commonly, a heart attack.
Generally, if one suffers from chest discomfort as a result of myocardial
ischemic origin, this is caused by coronary artery disease. Ischemic discomfort,
however, can be caused by a noncoronary artery impairment, such as anemia,
pulmonary hypertension, aortic stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Stay tuned to determine how the SSA will evaluate a claimant's Ischemic
Contact a Dallas Social Security Disability Lawyer today.