Are There Biological Signs that Show How You’ll Fare After Heart Surgery?

Posted on February 13, 2016 by Disability Help Group

If you have been diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition that requires surgery or that causes you to be unable to work for an extended period of time, you may qualify to receive long-term disability benefits.

According to a report from the Doctor’s Lounge, a new study suggests that elevated levels of some heart enzymes after a patient has undergone coronary artery bypass surgery indicate a risk of death.

There is an inherent risk that some damage will be done to the heart’s muscle during the course of coronary artery bypass surgery. When this occurs, it causes certain heart enzymes to be released. Until this study, medical researchers weren’t aware of the risks associated with these enzymes.

This study showed that patients who had higher levels of troponin or creatine kinase enzymes had a risk of death within 30 days following the surgery. The risk was twice that of patients who had lower levels.

Researchers will likely begin larger clinical trials to confirm these findings which may help pave the way to using these heart enzymes as markers for the outcome of coronary artery bypass surgery.

Consulting with a long-term disability representative is the best way to determine if you qualify for long-term disability benefits when it becomes clear that your medical condition-such as cardiovascular disease or coronary artery disease-will make it impossible for you to continue working.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you to cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.