Winning a Social security disability claim for a heart attack is not always easy. There are two ways to win your case if you have asked the question, "Do I have a claim for social security disability for my heart attack." As in all cases you must prove you can not perform gainful employment for one full year.
The two ways to win your case are either 1) to prove you meet a cardiovascular listing or 2) if you do not meet the listing to prove that you are incapable of your former work and and work that exists in significant numbers in the economy because of your limitations.
The cardiovascular listing must result from one or more of four consequences of heart disease:
1. Chronic heart failure or ventricular dysfunction
2. Discomfort or pain due to myocardial ischemia, with or without necrosis
3. Syncope or near syncope, due to inadequate cerebral perfusion from any cardiac cause
4. Central cyanosis due to right to left shunt, arterial desaturation. or pulmonary vascular disease.
Listing 4.0 heart cardiovascular problems lists 11 distinct categories that you can meet including chronic heart failure, hypertensive cardiovascular disease, recurrent arryhthmias among the 11.
Some of the more significant evidence social security looks at is x-rays of cardiac enlargement, stress test and ejection fraction. A left ventricular ejection fraction of 30 % or less is a good indicator of lisitng level severity for the residuals from a heart attack This usually needs to be recorded 3 months after the cardiac event.
This link will get you to the complete cardiac listing. http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/4.00-Cardiovascular-Adult.htm
For more complete information about your social security application go to our Cincinnati Social security disability learning center .
As a social security attorney for over 30 years I would be happy to meet with you at no cost to see if I can help you win your claim.
Anthony Castelli Attorney Cincinnati social Security law
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