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Do You Have a Disorder of the Cardiovascular System?

By Kenton Koszdin on August 6, 2018 | In Disability Insurance

Do You Have a Disorder of the Cardiovascular System?

The Listings of Impairments evaluate cardiovascular impairments that result in any congenital or acquired disorder that affects the proper functioning of the heart or the arteries, veins, capillaries, and lymphatic drainage of the circulatory system.

Cardiovascular impairment results from one or more of four effects of heart disease. The first consequence of heart disease is chronic heart failure or ventricular dysfunction. The second is discomfort or pain due to myocardial ischemia, with or without necrosis of heart muscle. The third is syncope, or near syncope, resulting from inadequate cerebral perfusion from any cardiac cause, such as obstruction of flow or disturbance in rhythm or conduction resulting in inadequate cardiac output. The last noted consequence of heart disease is central cyanosis due to right-to-left shunt, reduced oxygen concentration in the arterial blood, or pulmonary vascular disease.

Cardiovascular impairment also includes disorders of the veins or arteries such as obstruction, rupture, or aneurysm that may cause impairments of the lower extremities or peripheral vascular disease of the central nervous system, the eyes, the kidneys, and other organs. Social Security evaluates peripheral vascular disease under applicable impairment guidelines and impairments of another body system(s) under the listings for that body system(s).

The listings describe cardiovascular impairments based on symptoms, signs, laboratory findings, response to a regimen of prescribed treatment, and functional limitations. To substantiate an impairment related to the cardiovascular system, the SSA requires detailed medical evidence of history, physical examinations, laboratory studies, and any prescribed treatment and response that enables it to evaluate the severity and duration of a cardiovascular impairment.

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