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Sufferers of Heart Attacks Waiting Too Long for Medical Attention

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Disability Help Group

If you have suffered a heart attack and will be unable to work for a long period of time, you may qualify for long-term disability benefits. These benefits can help offset lost income while you are recovering or in the event that you are simply unable to return to work.

The Archives of Internal Medicine released a new study on Nov. 8 that reported sufferers of heart attacks are waiting too long before they receive medical attention.

In fact, they found that on average individuals waited 2.6 hours before going to the emergency room, instead of within the recommended 5 minutes.

This long wait was despite individuals experiencing clear symptoms of a heart attack such as shortness of breath and chest pain.

Time is of the essence when it comes to treating a patient who is suffering a heart attack. This is especially true for those who are experiencing the most severe type of heart attack, a ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

Researchers would like to see more heart attack sufferers getting immediate medical attention.

If you have been diagnosed with a severe mental or physical condition and you will be unable to work, you may be concerned about how you will take care of your finances. Long-term disability benefits may be available for those who qualify.

Disability Help Group represent more than 5,000 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 today at 1-(800)-800-3332 for a FREE consultation.