Primary Cardiac Amyloidosis and Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Typically, applying for and receiving social security disability benefits can take many months. But what if your disabling condition is so severe that you cannot wait? Primary cardiac amyloidosis is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Primary Cardiac Amyloidosis?
Primary cardiac amyloidosis is a heart condition in which clumps of proteins called amyloids accumulate in the heart tissue, slowly restricting the functions of the heart, including its conduction system (the way in which electrical signals travel through the organ). Electrical disturbances may lead to an irregular heartbeat and/or blockages, along with a number of other cardiac complications. Primary cardiac amyloidosis is more commonly diagnosed in men than in women. It is a chronic, progressive condition; on average, affected individuals live less than one year after symptom onset. This condition rarely occurs in people under the age of 40.
Primary Cardiac Amyloidosis Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of primary cardiac amyloidosis include:
- Fluid retention
- Excessive urination at night
- Heart palpitations
- Shortness of breath with activity
- Swelling of legs and ankles
- Difficulty breathing while lying down
- General malaise
If you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, it is important to talk with a doctor immediately.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits and Primary Cardiac Amyloidosis
Primary cardiac amyloidosis qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with primary cardiac amyloidosis, then you are considered disabled for at least 24 months from the date of diagnosis.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with primary cardiac amyloidosis, contact an experienced social security disability lawyer today. Please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a free consultation form for a free evaluation of your social security disability case.