Aortic Incompetence and Receiving Social Security Disability
The main artery that leaves your heart is known as the aorta. Blood goes out of your heart by moving from your left ventricle (lower chamber) through your aortic valve into your aorta. Aortic incompetence is a condition in which your aortic valve does not close as tightly as it needs to. This results in some of the blood that was just pumped out of your left ventricle leaking back into it.
When you are afflicted with aortic incompetence, your heart may not be able to effectively pump out blood to the rest of your body. This may result in you feeling breathless and tired.
Aortic incompetence is a condition that may take place suddenly. If this is how it occurs, aortic incompetence must have immediate medical attention. When it develops in this way, it is referred to as acute aortic incompetence.
Aortic incompetence is called by other names. It is also known as aortic regurgitation, aortic insufficiency and aortic valve regurgitation.
There are several different things that may lead to aortic incompetence. Some of these are:
? The use of the diet medication that is known as fen-phen
? An infection that occurs in your heart (infective endocarditis)
? Simply growing older
? Treatment for cancer that involves the use of radiation therapy
? Dilation of your aortic root (an enlarged aorta)
? Rheumatic fever
? Congenital heart defects (those that are present at birth).
There are some other things can result in acute aortic incompetence. Some of these include:
? Difficulties that are associated with aortic valve replacement
? Endocarditis (an infection of your heart)
? Any type of trauma that happens to your chest
? Dissection of your aorta.
There are some risk factors that may increase your likelihood of getting aortic incompetence. Some of these are:
? Your aortic valve being damaged by some other disorder or disease, such as rheumatic fever or endocarditis
? Having certain other medical conditions or disorders, such as ankylosing spondylitis, Marfan syndrome or syphilis
? Being born with a congenital (present at birth) heart defect.
Most of the time, however, aortic incompetence is a condition that develops gradually. When it occurs in this way, aortic incompetence may not cause you any signs or symptoms at all. You may not even realize that you have aortic incompetence.
The signs and symptoms that do result from aortic incompetence will usually begin as the condition starts to get worse. Some of the signs and symptoms that you may experience include:
? Fatigue and weakness that gets worse when you exercise or the level of your activity increases
? Shortness of breath that takes place when you exert yourself in some way or when you lie flat
? Swelling in your feet and ankles
? Heart palpitations (feelings of a rapid, fluttering heartbeat)
? An irregular or rapid pulse rate
? Chest tightness, discomfort or pain (angina) that usually gets worse as you exercise
? Lightheadedness and dizziness
? Pulsations in your neck
? Fainting or passing out
? Problems with your breathing at night.
Has aortic incompetence and/or complications that have been brought about by it or other disorders and ailments that you have along with it led to your disability and inability to work. If this is your situation, have you tried to get Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration?
Was your attempt at getting these disability benefits denied by the Social Security Administration? Did you ask for a reconsideration? Was it also turned down?
You may be trying to figure out what to do now. Socialsecurityhome.com is the place that will help you determine the right course of action that you need to take. The lawyer at disabilitycasereview.com knows how to deal with the Social Security Administration.
Do not put this off. Go to disabilitycasereview.com, before it is too late.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"]