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Hope for Earlier Heart Disease Diagnosis?

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Heart disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed medical conditions in the United States and can cause disability in extreme cases. If you have been diagnosed with a severe medical condition that prevents you from continuing to work for a long period of time you may be entitled to receive long-term disability benefits.

According to a report from Medline Plus, researchers have discovered 13 new gene regions believed to be connected to heart disease. These genes are found to contribute to plaque buildup in the heart’s vessels in a condition known as coronary atherosclerosis. This serious condition can result in an individual suffering a fatal heart attack.

The discovery of these genetic markers may help to identify those who are at a high risk of suffering a heart attack and therefore allow for early intervention.

While researchers are pleased with this discovery, they also say that there is still much to be done in the way of understanding what causes coronary atherosclerosis and how the risk of a heart attack can be reduced.

Cardiovascular conditions can result in an individual being unable to work if the condition is so severe that they become disabled. If you have been diagnosed with heart disease or any other severe type of cardiovascular ailment, speaking with a long-term disability representative can help you to determine if long-term disability benefits are an option for you. 

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.