Getting Social Security Disability for Floppy Valve Syndrome

Can I get Social Security Disability for floppy valve syndrome? If you are asking this question, it is probably because you have this condition, and complications resulting from it and/or other debilitating ailments that you have in addition to floppy valve syndrome have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.


Floppy valve syndrome is a condition that occurs when your mitral valve does not close properly. Your mitral valve is a dual-flap valve that separates your upper atrium and lower ventricle on the left side of your heart.

Blood flow

Your mitral valve is what manages the blood flow from your left atrium into your left ventricle. When your mitral valve does not work like it should, blood may leak back into your left atrium. This is known as mitral valve regurgitation.

Floppy valve syndrome does not usually produce any signs or symptoms, and no treatment is usually needed. However, when the condition does result in signs and symptoms, there can be grave, life-threatening complications.

When you do have signs and symptoms, they may be very different from one person to another. Possible signs and symptoms include:

A heart murmur
Low blood pressure when you are lying down
Migraine headaches
A persistent cough
Chest pain that is not brought about by a heart attack or coronary artery disease
Heart arrhythmia ( an irregular or racing heartbeat)
Dizziness or lightheadedness
Panic attacks, anxiety, depression
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath that often takes place when you are lying down flat or doing some physical activity.

The specific cause of floppy valve syndrome is not yet known. However, floppy valve syndrome has been associated with some different things. Some of these are:

Heredity (genetics)
Minor chest wall deformities that you may have
Medical conditions, such as Graves disease, Marfan syndrome, scoliosis, osteogenesis imperfects, Danlos syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and polycystic kidney disease.

There are also some risk factors that may increase your likelihood of having floppy valve syndrome. Some of these include:

A family history of the condition
Low body weight
Being female
Being between the ages of 14 and 30
A thin chest diameter
Low blood pressure (hypotension)
Marfan syndrome (an ailment affecting your connective tissue)
Scoliosis ( a condition causing deformity and curvature of your spine)
Graves disease ( a disease affecting your thyroid gland).

Again, you may have floppy valve syndrome. Complications that have resulted from this condition and/or other debilitating ailments that you have in addition to it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.

Have you applied for the financial assistance that you need by applying for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration? Were you denied?

Important fact

If you are planning on reapplying or appealing your denial, there is an important fact to consider. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at, are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability attorney.

The right thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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