Listing of Impairments – Social Security Benefits for Aneurysm | Clearwater Social Security Disability Attorney

One of my favorite medical sites is the Merck manual. The Merck manual describes aneurysms as “abnormal dilation of arteries caused by weakening of the arterial wall.”

An aneurysm can occur and any artery including abdominal aortic aneurysms, aortic branch aneurysms, and thoracic aortic aneurysms.

Common causes include “hypertension, atherosclerosis, infection, trauma or acquired connective tissue diseases.” They are diagnosed by “ultrasonography, C. T. angiography, and magnetic resonance angiography.” www.merck.com/mmpe/sec07/cho79/ch079b.html

Treatment depends on the type of aneurysm but generally requires some form of stint grafting.

The Social Security Disability administration evaluates aneurysms of aorta or major branches, due to any cause, under listing 4.10. To meet a listing you must show acute or chronic dissection not controlled by medical or surgical treatment; or chronic heart failure; or renal failure; or neurological complications as required by other applicable listings.

Click here to view the listing:

http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/4.00-Cardiovascular-Adult.htm#4.10%20Aneurysm%20of%20aorta%20or%20major%20branches

Once again, there is a residual functional capacity form it should be provided to your physician for their completion. An experienced Social Security disability Attorney, such as St. Petersburg, Florida-based Nancy Cavey, can assist in making sure that your physician guess the correct form and it is filled out properly.

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  1. […] Listing of Impairments – Social Security Benefits for Aneurysm By cavey The Social Security Disability administration evaluates aneurysms of aorta or major branches, due to any cause, under listing 4.10. To meet a listing you must show acute or chronic dissection not controlled by medical or surgical … Social Security Disability Benefits Blog – http://socialsecuritydisabilitybenefitslawblog.com […]

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