Cor Pulmonale Secondary Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension
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Cor Pulmonale Secondary Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension and Social Security Disability Benefits
Cor pulmonale is a condition characterized by the failure of the right side of the heart; this being a result of chronic high blood pressure in pulmonary arteries and right ventricle of the heart. High blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs, known as pulmonary hypertension, causes this phenomena. Normally it is the left side that pumps with high pressure, and the right would pump with relatively low pressure. Early symptoms are dizziness/light-handedness and shortness of breath. After the disease progresses further fainting, wheezing, coughing, chest pain, and swelling become issues.
Any type of strenuous activity will irritate the condition. This can cause many complications for the sufferer, and will prevent performance of many tasks.
Cor Pulmonale Secondary Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension and Social Security Disability Benefits Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 3.09, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
3.09 Cor pulmonale secondary to chronic pulmonary vascular hypertension. Clinical evidence of cor pulmonale (documented according to 3.00G) with:
- Mean pulmonary artery pressure greater than 40 mm Hg; or
- Arterial hypoxemia. Evaluate under the criteria in 3.02C2.
- As stated earlier, activities that put strain on the heart are very dangerous for the individual suffering from cor pulmonale.
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