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Heart Disease Combined with Depression Increases Odds of Death

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Heart disease is a term used to describe a variety of diseases that can affect an individual’s heart. It is also sometimes referred to as cardiovascular disease. Depending on an individual’s specific heart condition, it may become necessary to seek Social Security disability benefits if they are no longer able to work.

Heart disease is a serious medical condition and according to the Mayo Clinic, it is the No. 1 killer of people in the United States and around the world. Researchers have now found that patients with heart disease who also suffer from depression have an increased chance of premature death.

A study conducted in Britain showed that individuals with heart disease are 5 times more likely to die if they also suffer from depression.

Researchers believe that this is due to a number of factors and that not only does depression increase the risk of death but it increases the chance of death from a stroke or heart attack by about 4 times. This is in comparison to patients who have heart disease but don’t also suffer from depression.

If you suffer from heart disease, which may include a number of heart conditions, or any other severe mental or physical disability, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Contact a Social Security disability representative who can help you determine your eligibility.

Get a FREE Social Security disability guide and avoid the common mistakes many claimants make during their application or appeal. If you or your loved is suffering from a severe physical or mental disability, contact the Disability Help Group at 1-(800)-800-3332