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Brugada Syndrome and Receiving Social Security Disability

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Your heart is the center of your cardiovascular system. Your heart pumps blood to all of your cells through your body’s blood vessels. Your blood carries oxygen that your cells need. Brugada syndrome is a medical condition that disrupts your heart’s normal rhythm and is marked by a specific abnormal heartbeat. It can result in uncoordinated electrical activity in your heart’s ventricles (lower chambers). This is referred to as ventricular arrhythmia. This, in turn, can lead to fainting, problems breathing, seizures or sudden death. Brugada syndrome gets its name from the Brugada brothers. They recognized it as a distinct clinical entity in 19992. It is also referred to as Sudden Unexpected Death Syndrome (SUDS) It is estimated that Brugada syndrome affects 5 in 10,000 people worldwide. Brugada syndrome affects both men and women, but it affects men 8 to 10 times more often than women. The cause of some cases of Brugada syndrome is not known. It is believed to be an inherited condition. The pattern of inheritance is autosomal dominant. This means that only one of your parents has to have the defective gene. Other possible causes of Brugada syndrome are imbalances in electrolytes (chemicals that help transmit electrical signals through your body), the effects of certain prescription medications, cocaine use and a structural abnormality in your heart. There are risk factors that may increase your likelihood of having Brugada syndrome. These include: Many times Brugada syndrome does not cause any signs or symptoms that you would be aware of. There are signs and symptoms that you may experience that can be an indication of this condition. The primary indication of Brugada syndrome is an arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) that is called a Brugada sign. This is not something that you can feel. It is detected by an ECG (electrocardiogram) heart test. Other signs and symptoms that you may have are: You or a loved one may have Brugada syndrome. This condition and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it may be the cause of your disability. It may be why you need financial assistance. You or your loved one may intend to apply for financial help from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits. Have you already done this and been denied? If you or your loved one decides to appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration, here is something you need to be aware of. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one you will find at Disability Case Review are approved more often than people who do not have a disability lawyer.