The coronary arteries supply your heart with oxygen, blood and nutrients. When blood flow through these arteries becomes hindered through disease or damage, the disease is called coronary artery disease.
This obstruction happens when there is a gradual buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) inside of your coronary arteries (atherosclerosis). These deposits slowly narrow your coronary arteries, causing your heart to receive less blood.
Coronary Artery disease develops very slowly. Often times, it takes decades for this disease to develop. Because of this, coronary artery disease may go unnoticed until it produces a heart attack.
At first, as these fatty deposits are building up inside of your coronary arteries, you may not have any effects from coronary artery disease. As the disease progresses, however, you may be affected by things that include:
Shortness of breath You may experience total fatigue with exertion and swelling in your ankles and feet.
Chest pain You may experience tightness or pressure in your chest like someone is standing on your chest.
Heart attack You may have pain in your arm or shoulder, crushing pain in your chest and shortness of breath, which are all classic symptoms of a heart attack.
The effects produced by coronary artery disease and/or serious complications resulting from it can cause you to be incapacitated. These effects can cause you to be disabled and unable to work or hold a job.
This may describe you or a loved ones situation. You or your loved one may be disabled and unable to work because of the disability caused by coronary artery disease and/or complications resulting from this condition.
If this is the case, you may need assistance. You or your loved one may need financial help.
Who will you turn to for the financial help that you need? Where will it come from? Who can and will help you?
Have you or your loved one thought about applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by coronary artery disease and/or complications resulting from it? Have you or your loved one already done this and been denied by the Social Security Administration?
You or your loved one may be planning on appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration. If you decide to do this, here is something important to think about.
You or your loved one might need a disability lawyer like the one you will find at Disability Case Review to represent and advise you in what can prove to be a long and exasperating process. The reason for this being true is because people who have a disability attorney on their side are approved more often than those people who do not have a lawyer.
Do not delay. Do not put this off. This could affect you or your loved one for the rest of your life.