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Cardiomyopathy and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

Cardiomyopathy literally means "heart muscle disease". Cardiomyopathy is the deterioration of the function of your actual heart muscle (myocardium). This medical condition impairs your heart's ability to pump blood. There are three major types of cardiomyopathy: §  Dilated cardiomyopathy is when your heart's main pumping chamber becomes dilated (enlarged), and its pumping ability becomes impaired.  It is the first and most common form of cardiomyopathy. §  Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is where there is abnormal growth or thickening of your heart muscle. In particular, it affects the muscle of your left ventricle. This causes your heart to stiffen, and the size of your pumping chamber may shrink interfering with your heart's ability to pump blood. §  Restrictive cardiomyopathy is when your heart muscle becomes rigid and less elastic.  This interferes with the filling and expansion of your heart's ventricles with blood between contractions or heartbeats. Some people do not experience any effects in the early stages of cardiomyopathy.  Signs and symptoms do usually appear as cardiomyopathy progresses. When cardiomyopathy does affect you, the signs and symptoms are like those of congestive heart failure. Some of these are: §  Irregular heart rhythm §  Distention of your abdomen with fluid §  Breathlessness with exertion or even during rest §  Dizziness, fainting and lightheadedness §  Fatigue §  Swelling of your lower extremities. These effects produced by cardiomyopathy usually grow worse with time. For some people this deterioration accelerates rapidly, while others reach a plateau and stabilize for a long time. For some people with dilated cardiomyopathy, the disorder may actually get better. Obviously, the effects caused by cardiomyopathy can reach a point where you are unable to work. Cardiomyopathy may be the cause of you or your loved one's disability. If this is true, you or your loved one may need help. You may need financial assistance. Who will you turn to for this financial help? Where will it come from? Who can you look to? Have you or your loved one considered applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by cardiomyopathy? Have you or your loved one already done this and been denied by the Social Security Administration? You may be wondering what to do next? Do you have any recourse? What options are open to you? One step that you or your loved one can take is to appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration. If you decide to do this, here is something important for you to think about. You or your loved one is going to need a qualified disability lawyer like the one you will find at to represent you in what can prove to be a long and exasperating process. This is true because people who have a proven disability attorney on their side are approved more often than those people who do not have a lawyer. Do not delay. Contact the reliable disability attorney at, today.