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Heart Attack Treatment for Men Based on Marital Status

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

According to a report from CNN Health, a man’s marital status may affect how quickly he receives treatment for a heart attack. After a heart attack, an individual might be unable to return to work for an extended period of time which could lead to the need for long-term disability benefits.

While past research has indicated that married men live longer than single men, now it’s thought that it could also increase their chance of survival from a heart attack.

A new study finds that married men tend to be quicker about getting to a hospital when experiencing chest pains. On the other hand, a woman’s marital status appears to have no affect on how quickly she receives treatment.

One theory is that wives are more likely to urge their husbands to seek medical care. Considering the natural instinct  and ingrained role of caregiver, even if the wife isn’t present, the husband may still be affected by his wife’s influence and know that she would want him to go.

Compared to women, men are more likely to dismiss or downplay symptoms of a heart attack. This can be a fatal mistake, since seeking immediate treatment could mean the difference between life and death.

If you have suffered a heart attack and are facing a long recovery time where you will be unable to work, you may be entitled to long-term disability benefits. A Ft. Lauderdale long-term disability representative can explain eligibility.

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 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.