Heart Therapy Provides Better Results for Women Than it Does for Men

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

When a cardiovascular disease causes you to become disabled, you may be eligible to receive long-term disability benefits. Disability benefits can help cover lost income while you are unable to work because of your symptoms or while you seek treatment and go through recovery.

According to a report from CNN Health, a specific type of heart therapy provides better results for women than it does for men. Although men derive benefits from this type of therapy, it has been shown to be more effective for women.

Cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) utilizes a defibrillator that will shock the heart back into rhythm in order to prevent sudden cardiac death.

According to results from a study done by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, women experienced a 72% reduction in sudden death and 70% reduction in heart failure. This compares to men who had experienced a 35% reduction in heart failure.

Previous studies indicated that men and women gained the same amount of benefits from heart therapy; however these latest findings suggest significantly higher benefits to women.

Researchers believe this is related to the type of heart disease-non-ischemic heart disease, that is most often seen in women-which is caused by scarring in the heart’s muscle. Men tend to have ischemic heart disease, also known as coronary artery disease, which is caused by a narrowing of the arteries that restricts oxygen and blood flow to the heart.

When you have been diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease that causes you to stop working, you should consult with a long-term disability representative to see if you qualify for long-term disability benefits.

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.