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Costs of Treating Heart Disease are Expected to Continue to Rise

Posted on February 14, 2016 by Disability Help Group

If you have been diagnosed with a medical condition that has caused you to become disabled and unable to work for an extended period of time you may be eligible to collect long-term disability benefits. Heart disease and various cardiovascular diseases may cause a person to seek disability benefits.

While advancements have been made in treating heart disease, the future still looks bleak in terms of medical costs. According to a recent report from Disabled World, the American Heart Association (AHA) predicts that by the year 2030 the cost of treating heart disease will triple.

These predictions don’t even include the cost to treat those who are suffering from a number of heart conditions, so the amount could be significantly higher.

The AHA also points out that these predictions don’t take into consideration the possibility of even greater advancements being made in preventing and treating heart disease. The cost for treatment could be lower if experts find better ways to reduce the incidence of heart disease.

It is estimated that approximately 36.9% of the American population has developed some form of heart disease. This includes stroke, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular-related conditions. It is also estimated that by the year 2030, this percentage will increase to 40.5%.

Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. Many of these conditions could be prevented with healthier environments and lifestyles.

If you have been diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition that prevents you from working, long-term disability benefits may be available to you. A long-term disability representative can answer your questions pertaining to eligibility.

Disability Help Group represent over 5000 disability claimants. Our long-term disability representatives have experience with cross examining medical and vocational experts and take time when speaking with you about your case. Contact us at 1-(800)-800-3332 for a FREE consultation.