Supraventricular Tachycardia Disability

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How to Get Disability Benefits for Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) is a disorder that causes episodes of rapid heart rate. People experiencing this ailment can live a normal life, provided they receive the proper medical treatment. Some people with SVT might experience severe symptoms that prevent them from performing tasks at home or at work.

People who are unable to work due to SVT often suffer financially. Many patients seek financial assistance to help them make ends meet. Fortunately for them, this disorder is listed in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book, which is a manual that contains a list of all the qualifying medical conditions for disability benefits. Therefore, if their condition prevents them from working, they can apply for Social Security disability benefits.

However, these people must meet certain criteria in order to receive disability for SVT. To receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), they must have worked enough years to have paid into the program. For Supplemental Security Income (SSI), their income and assets must fall below a certain threshold. Additionally, their symptoms must be so severe that they have been unable to work for at least one year. If you meet these criteria, you should consider applying for benefits.

Is Supraventricular Tachycardia A Disability?

Supraventricular Tachycardia is a heart problem that causes a rapid heartbeat even when the individual is not suffering from anxiety or exercising. Healthcare professionals estimate that a normal heartbeat ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute, while people suffering from SVT have heartbeats of more than 100 beats per minute. Some of the common causes of SVT include heart disease, stress, and lack of sleep. Consumption of medications or stimulants, surgery, heart attack, smoking, and Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome can also cause SVT.

SVT Disability Benefits?

Some common symptoms of SVT include difficulty breathing, nausea, chest pain, and fatigue. Some people with SVT may also faint, sweat, or even experience low blood pressure, which are all signs that the heart is working too hard. People who are experiencing a rapid heartbeat must ensure that they receive proper medical treatment. Potential treatments for SVT include cardioversion, which is a procedure that helps to reset the heart’s electrical system, and ablation, which is a surgical procedure that helps to destroy the tissue that is causing the rapid heartbeat.

Generally, there are three types of SVT. They are discussed as follows:

  • Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia (AVNRT): One of the most common types of SVT is AVNRT. In this type of SVT, there is a circular movement across the atrioventricular (AV) node rather than penetration through it. Due to this heart begins to beat faster.
  • Atrioventricular Reciprocating Tachycardia (AVRT): In this type of SVT, there is also a circular motion across the AV node. However, this circular motion is caused due to additional electrical connections. These additional electrical connections are often present at birth (congenital).
  • Atrial Tachycardia (AT): Both of the above-mentioned types of SVT occur at the top of the heart. However, AT occurs in the atria. There is an additional node that causes electrical signals in the atria. When this happens, the atria contract more quickly, and blood is not pumped into the ventricles properly. As a result, the ventricles begin to beat faster in order to compensate.

People must seek medical treatment after they are diagnosed with SVT. Some of the treatments that are generally suggested by healthcare professionals are medications and vagal manoeuvres. Some treatments that have been effective on people suffering from SVT are the use of a pacemaker, carotid sinus massage, and cardioversion.

How Can An Attorney Help You Receive SVT Disability Benefits?

When you are dealing with a disability, seeking guidance from a Social Security Disability Attorney is highly recommended. A disability attorney knows what the SSA looks for when determining whether or not an individual is eligible for benefits. They can support you throughout the application process and help to ensure that your claim is as strong as possible. Additionally, a disability attorney can help you to appeal a denial of benefits if your initial claim is denied.


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