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Is congested heart failure a disability?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends....

People can be disabled from congestive heart failure if it is severe enough.
If it is not too severe and/ or it can be controlled with medical therapy, then the person can have a high enough functional status that they would not be disabled from it.

In brief: Depends....

People can be disabled from congestive heart failure if it is severe enough.
If it is not too severe and/ or it can be controlled with medical therapy, then the person can have a high enough functional status that they would not be disabled from it.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: "Cardiac cripple"

There can be valid disability associated with CHF.
If the heart becomes so weak and inefficient that the individual can literally not rise from a chair without experiencing limiting shortness of breath, this causes the individual to become what we term a cardiac cripple. This is a disabling situation.

In brief: "Cardiac cripple"

There can be valid disability associated with CHF.
If the heart becomes so weak and inefficient that the individual can literally not rise from a chair without experiencing limiting shortness of breath, this causes the individual to become what we term a cardiac cripple. This is a disabling situation.
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