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Us Aortic Tears Aren’t Common, But Are Often Deadly

Posted on February 13, 2016 by Disability Help Group

If you are suffering from a cardiovascular condition that has left you unable to work, you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits.

While most Americans are familiar with cardiovascular conditions such as atherosclerosis or high blood pressure, many are not as familiar with aortic tears.

Aortic tears are not common; however, they can be deadly and may carry no warning signs before it happens.

According to the New York Times about 2,000 individuals die every year in the United States from an aortic tear. That estimation may be low since some cardiovascular deaths may have been mistakenly identified as a heart attack.

Those who are at a higher risk of suffering an aortic tear include those with high blood pressure that is not controlled, a genetic disorder with an abnormal valve in the aorta and those with atherosclerosis.

Additionally, men are more likely to suffer an aortic tear and it generally occurs in individuals between the ages of 40 and 70 years old.

Some individuals may experience no symptoms indicating that an aortic tear has occurred, however, others may feel severe and sudden pain in the neck, back or chest. Other symptoms may include cold legs and shortness of breath.

If you are suffering from a severe medical condition that has caused you to be disabled, consulting with a Social Security disability representative should be your next step to determine if you qualify for disability benefits.

When you are interviewing Social Security Disability representatives ask critical questions, like: how many Social Security Disability hearings do you have per month; do you understand the SSA’s POMS (the manual Social Security employees use to process claims); and, do you understand the date last insured and how it affects my disability onset date?

Disability Help Group represent over 5000 disability claimants. Our 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.