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Ventricular Septal Defect and Receiving Social Security Disability

Your heart has four chambers. The upper right and left chambers are called an atrium. The lower left and right chambers are called a ventricle. When your heart is normal, your right and left chambers are completely separated from one another by a wall of muscle that is called a septum. The right and left atrium are separated by the atrial septum, and the right and left ventricle are separated by the ventricular septum. It is normal for all infants to be born having a small hole in the atrial septum. This hole usually closes during the first few weeks of an infant’s life. It is not normal for an infant to be born with a hole in the ventricular septum. When this happens, it is referred to as a ventricular septal defect (VSD). It is also commonly called a hole in the heart. This is a condition where there are one or more holes (defects) in the ventricular septum. A ventricular septal defect is present at birth. Defects present at birth are referred to as congenital. A ventricular septal defect is the most common congenital heart defect in infants. About 8 out of every 1,000 babies are born with heart defects. About 30% of those babies have a VSD. There are different kinds of ventricular septal defects. This is determined by where they are located inside of the ventricular septum. Ventricular septum defects are also different in size. A VSD can occur by itself or along with other congenital defects and conditions. Depending on the size and location of you or your child with disability’s ventricular septal defect, you may not have any signs or symptoms. If you do have signs and symptoms, you or your child with disability may experience: You or your child with disability may have a ventricular septal defect. This defect and/or complications resulting from it may be why you or your child with disability is disabled. If this is true, you may need help. You may need financial assistance. Have you applied for financial help from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits on behalf of you or your child with disability because of the disability caused by a ventricular septal defect and/or complications resulting from it? Were you or your child with disability turned down by the Social Security Administration? If you appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration, think about this. People who are represented by a disability lawyer like the one at are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney standing with them. Please do not hesitate. Contact the disability lawyer at, today.