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Can I Get Disability for Postmyocardial Infarction Syndrome?

Your pericardium is the thin sac-like membrane that surrounds your heart. Your pericardium has both an inner and outer layer. There is a small amount of lubricating fluid that is located between these two layers. The amount of liquid in between the two layers of your pericardium increases when your pericardium becomes inflamed or irritated. When this takes place, it squeezes your heart and hinders the action and working of your heart. The medical term that is used to refer to this irritation and swelling of your pericardium is pericarditis. Postmyocardial infarction syndrome is a form of pericarditis. Doctors think that postmyocardial infarction syndrome is a response by your immune system that takes place after damage to your heart tissue or pericardium. This is damage that may occur as a result of things such as traumatic injury, a heart attack or surgery. Postmyocardial infarction syndrome is known by other names. It is also referred to as post-cardiac injury syndrome, Dressler’s syndrome and postpericardiotomy. American cardiologist William Dressler, who was born in Poland, was the first to describe postmyocardial infarction syndrome. He described it in 1956. Thankfully, postmyocardial infarction syndrome is rare. It develops in about 7% of the people who have had a myocardial infarction (heart attack) in the United States. In these instances, postmyocardial infarction syndrome usually takes place from 2 to 10 weeks after you have had a heart attack. If you have had postmyocardial infarction syndrome develop after you had a heart attack you may qualify for social security disability benefits, such as SSI or SSDI. It is a smart move to contact one of the social security attorneys at to explore the options that you have for getting disability benefits. As has already been stated, postmyocardial infarction syndrome is believed to be brought about by a response from your immune system. It is a response that deals with tissue damage to your heart that results from things like a traumatic injury, a heart attack or heart surgery. Your immune system sends proteins that are referred to as immune cells and antibodies to repair and clean up the affected area of your heart. This is what your immune system does whenever you have any type of injury. However, in the case of postmyocardial infarction syndrome, this immune system response may lead to excessive inflammation in your pericardium. One of the main signs and symptoms of postmyocardial infarction syndrome is that you may actually feel as if you are having another heart attack. The reason for this is due to the fact that you may have shortness of breath, prolonged or recurring fever and chest pain. There are other signs and symptoms that you may experience with postmyocardial infarction syndrome. Some other possible signs and symptoms are:
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