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Abnormal Right Ventricle in Heart May Indicate Lung Disease


Posted on Jun 25, 2011

If you suffer from a debilitating condition and are unable to function on a daily basis, then you may qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits.

Health Day reports that researchers have discovered that abnormalities in the right ventricle in the heart may indicate potential lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary hypertension, sleep apnea and pulmonary fibrosis. 

This was found after researchers conducted the first large imaging study of the right side of the heart. Abnormalities of the right ventricle could be an indication of not only a heart problem, but also lung disease because the heart is responsible for pumping blood to the lungs.

In addition, the imaging also revealed that the size of the heart may differ depending on an individual's gender, age and ethnicity.

Until now, focus has only been on the left ventricle, which is responsible for heart-related conditions such as high blood pressure. Now, by taking a look at a patient's right ventricle, it may be possible to detect both lung and heart problems.

If you need assistance in filing your claim for Social Security disability benefits or if you need to appeal a claim that has been denied, then you should seek legal counsel. A Brooklyn Social Security disability attorney can help with all aspects of your claim.

Contacting a Brooklyn Social Security Disability Attorney 

Before you file your Social Security disability claim, be sure to take advantage of this free consumer's guide: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Social Security Disability Claim. Contact a Brooklyn Social Security disability attorney at the Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. for help in building your disability claim - 1-718-701-2776.

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