Symptomatic congenital heart disease is a medical condition that involves the heart. Whenever there is an abnormality of the functions of the heart, the person suffering from a heart condition will be greatly affected and other times life-threatening. However, corrective surgery, modern medications and lifestyle changes are sometimes more than enough to treat heart diseases.

There are two types of symptomatic congenital heart disease, the cyanotic and non-cyanotic. Cyanotic heart condition is when there is little or absence of oxygen in the blood while acyanotic or non-cyanotic is when there is a shunted blood flow because of a structural defect such as a hole in the inter ventricular septum.

The symptoms of congenital heart disease include but not limited to, fatigue, lightheartedness, weakness, dizziness, stunted growth for children and cyanotic.

No matter what type of heart condition an individual may be suffering, the quality of life will be truly affected. Though some heart conditions can be treated or modified with balanced diet, exercise, and treatments, while some conditions don’t.


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The Social Security Administration considers symptomatic congenital heart disease as a criterion for disability benefits. However, proper documentation are needed to qualify successfully. You need to prove that your current condition is preventing you to perform full-time work and day-to-day activities.