Coronary Artery Disease and Disability

Coronary artery disease is the damaging of the coronary arteries that bring oxygen, blood and nutrients to the heart. This is caused by a buildup of fatty articles in the coronary arteries that happens gradually with time. The worse the buildup gets, the smaller the arteries become and the less blood your heart receives. This all happens over a slow, long period of time, sometimes even decades. It often leads to a heart attack, which may be the first sign of the condition. The effects of coronary artery disease can include serious conditions that keep those who have it from their normal work.

At first, as the fatty deposits are slowly building up in the arteries, no signs or symptoms will be noticeable. Later, as the disease gets worse and the buildup compresses the coronary arteries more significantly, some symptoms will probably be experienced. These typically include shortness of breath with or without exertion, a general feeling of fatigue and swelling in the ankles and feet. Chest pain is also a strong sign of the condition, as is a heart attack, especially without a prior condition.

If you or a loved one has coronary artery disease, you have probably gone through a lot of suffering that has also kept you from your job or working on a full time, consistent basis. This may make you eligible for Long Term Disability with an insurance company or SSDI and SSI with Social Security.  You should have a lawyer with experience in disability cases to assist you with your claim. Call experienced lawyer Nick Ortiz at 850-308-7833 for a free case evaluation.