SSD 101: 'Cardiovascular Disorders' Type of Disability

On behalf of The Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C. on Monday, March 26, 2018.

Social Security Disability (SSD) is a long and complicated process. Some cases currently being seen in court have been scheduled for 18-24 months. Make sure you contact an attorney or an SSD advocate so everything is done correctly the first time. This article is about Cardiovascular Disorders as defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). These types of disorders are of the heart.

Cardiovascular impairment are disorders that affect the proper function of the heart or the circulatory system. It can be congenital or acquired.

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Cardiovascular disorders occur from one or more of the following heart diseases.

(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.

c. Disorders of the veins or arteries (for example, obstruction, rupture, or aneurysm) may cause impairments of the lower extremities (peripheral vascular disease), the central nervous system, the eyes, the kidneys, and other organs. We will evaluate peripheral vascular disease under 4.11 or 4.12 and impairments of another body system(s) under the listings for that body system(s).

**This information is based on New York State. Each state may be different. This blog post is for informational purposes. Your specific circumstances may vary from the information provided. Every case is different. Prior results do not guarantee future outcomes. The contents contained in this post do not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please contact us before sending confidential or time-sensitive material**

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