According to Social Security disability requirements, a cardiovascular impairment in New York is “any disorder that affects the proper functioning of the heart or the circulatory system (that is, arteries, veins, capillaries, and the lymphatic drainage).” The impairment is usually related to heart disease, although it is possible to be born with certain heart conditions, and may be the consequence of:

  • Chronic heart failure or ventricular dysfunction; 
  • Discomfort or pain due to myocardial ischemia, with or without necrosis of heart muscle;
  • Syncope, or near syncope, due to inadequate cerebral perfusion from any cardiac cause, such as obstruction of flow or disturbance in rhythm or conduction resulting in inadequate cardiac output; 
  • Central cyanosis due to right-to-left shunt, reduced oxygen concentration in the arterial blood, or pulmonary vascular disease.

Any other heart-related disability or impairment of the legs, nervous system, eyes, kidneys, or other organs will instead fall under the Social Security disability requirements for that specific body system or condition, even though it is related to your heart disease.

What Types of Heart Conditions Are Covered by New York Social Security Disability?
Depending on the specifics of your circumstances and condition, many different ailments may be covered, including:

  • Chronic heart failure
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Recurrent arrhythmias
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart transplants
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Chronic venous insufficiency

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