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Heart Attack and Receiving Social Security Disability

Approximately 1 million people in the United States have a heart attack each year. Around 400,000 of these people die as a result of their heart attack. This means that about 60% of these people survive their heart attack. A heart attack is also known as myocardial infarction (MI), coronary thrombosis or coronary occlusion. A heart attack is when the blood supply to part of your heart muscle, the myocardium, is severely reduced or stopped. This takes place when one or more of your coronary arteries is blocked that supply blood to your heart muscle. Muscle cells can suffer permanent injury and die if the blood supply is cut off for more than a few minutes. This can kill or disable you depending on the extent that your heart muscle is damaged. There are signs and symptoms that you need to know and be aware of that can signal an approaching heart attack. Some of these are: ? Shortness of breath ? Fainting ? Sweating ? Vomiting or nausea ? Increasing episodes of chest pain ? Fullness, pressure or a squeezing pain in the center of your chest that lasts for more than a few minutes ? Pain that goes beyond your chest, to your arm, shoulder, back, jaw or teeth ? Impending sense of doom ? Prolonged pain in your upper abdomen. The signs and symptoms in women may be less noticeable or different than those in men. Some of these are: ? Clammy skin ? Unusual or unexplained fatigue ? Abdominal pain or "heartburn" ? Dizziness or lightheadedness. It is important to remember that people do not experience the same signs and symptoms or degree of symptoms when having a heart attack. A heart attack may not be as dramatic as the ones you see in the movies or on TV. Some people have no symptoms or signs at all, but the more symptoms you have, the more likely it is that you are having a heart attack. You or a loved one may be a heart attack survivor. However, complications resulting from your heart attack or along with it may have resulted in you or your loved one's disability. Do you or your loved one need assistance? Are you in need of financial help? Have you or your loved one applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by complications resulting from or along with a heart attack? Were you or your loved one denied? If you or your loved one decides to appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration, consider this. People who are represented by an experienced disability attorney like the one you will find at are approved more often than people who are not represented by a lawyer. Do not delay. This may affect you or your loved one for the rest of their life. Contact the knowledgeable disability attorney at, today.