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Heart Arrhythmia and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

Heart arrhythmia is a medical term that is used in reference to any of a group of disorders in which the electrical activity of your heart is not regular. This electrical activity can either be slower or faster than normal.  Heart Arrhythmia is a cardiovascular disorder. Some heart arrhythmias are minor. They may develop in a normal, healthy heart. These heart arrhythmias may be looked at as being normal. Other heart arrhythmias are considered to be serious, life-threatening medical emergencies. These heart arrhythmias may result in cardiac arrest and sudden death. There are several different types of heart arrhythmia. Bradycardia is a heart arrhythmia in which your resting heart rate is lower than 60 beats a minute. Tachycardia is a heart arrhythmia in which your resting heart rate is higher than 100 beats a minute. Fibrillation is a serious kind of heart arrhythmia. The muscle cells of your heart normally work together creating a single contraction as they are stimulated.  Fibrillation is when your heart muscle starts a quivering motion that results from a disunity in contractile cell function. There are also other types of heart arrhythmia. Some of these are functional arrhythmias, trigeminal rhythm (trigeminy), atrial ventricular arrhythmia, ventricular arrhythmia, atrial arrhythmia and heart blocks. Click here for the definition of Arrhythmia.

Possible Causes of Heart Arrhythmia

Heart arrhythmia can develop in a normal, healthy heart. There are several factors that are involved in what causes heart arrhythmia. Some of these include:
  1. ?  The healing process that goes on after you have had heart surgery
  2. ?  Electrolyte imbalances that occur in your blood, such as potassium or sodium
  3. ?  Scarring of your heart tissue from a heart attack
  4. ?  Coronary artery disease (blocked arteries in your heart)
  5. ?  Changes to your heart’s structure from cardiomyopathy
  6. ?  Herbal treatments and dietary supplements
  7. ?  Smoking
  8. ?  Stress
  9. ?  Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  10. ?  Electrical shock
  11. ?  Medications
  12. ?  Drug abuse
  13. ?  Drinking too much caffeine or alcohol
  14. ?  An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
  15. ?  Diabetes.

Risk Factors of Heart Arrhythmia

There are also some risk factors that may increase your likelihood of developing a heart arrhythmia. Some of these are:

Signs and Symptoms of having Heart Arrhythmia

One of the dangers that is associated with heart arrhythmia is that it can be a silent problem and not cause you any signs or symptoms at all. When you do have signs and symptoms that are produced by heart arrhythmia, you may experience: In order to diagnose your heart arrhythmia, your doctor will probably want to know about any signs or symptoms that you are experiencing, do a physical exam and want to know about your family and personal medical history. There are tests and procedures that your doctor will also likely want you to have. Some of these may include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), cardiac computerized tomography (CT scan), echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, stress test and wearing an event or holter monitor. You may be disabled and cannot work because of a heart arrhythmia and/or complications resulting from it or other conditions that you have in addition to this disorder. Because of your disability, do you need financial aid? Have you filed for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration? Were you denied by the Social Security Administration? If you have been considering appealing your denial or reapplying, the lawyer at disabilitycasereview.com can be a wonderful help to you. The disability lawyer at disabilitycasereview.com can help you get the disability benefits that you are entitled to. Do not delay. Get in touch with disabilitycasereview.com, now.