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Aug 17 10 11:32 PM
I just got LV EF of 32 atfer stress test and durning test and just have a pace maker put in july 23 2010 will that make a differment . 50 % ptsd and 10 % hearnind and 20 % dm 2. Oh by the way the site someone gave I can not bring up on my computer it only show the heahliner about govt something about 38 cvr the rest of the page blank alos my stress yesy was done by chemical test
Aug 18 10 3:28 PM
Aug 18 10 3:55 PM
It would be interesting to see the # of claimants for IHD that was due to an actual heart attack with surgery versus those with CAD based on treatmill tests etc. I often wonder how many Vet actually had a heart attack.
Aug 22 10 12:49 AM
Aug 22 10 2:20 AM
Ron G wrote:
deadandback: Were you given a stress test at your C & P? I had my C & P on June 4. Went to ROI and got a copy of it. I did not have to do the stress test for my LVEF is at 50 %. Had an MI April 19 and a catherization the next day, she took the ejection fraction from the hospital notes from the cardiologist that I brought in and had submitted as additional evidence on the claim. Any way, I was rated at 3 or less METS due to angina as to the medical condition for not doing the stress test and having dyspnea on mild exertion due to COPD! So we will see what the rating will be. Already 20% for DMII.Ron G.
Aug 22 10 10:26 AM
COMMENT: I have IHD caused by AO, with a EF of 25% - 30%. What will my rating be when all this comes to be. Thanks
Aug 22 10 11:17 AM
usmc1966 wrote:When the new presumption for IHD is finalized ,according to the information posted on the Federal register by the Vet Admin.,the average disability rating for it will be 60% . How can this be , I would think that most people who have been treated for their disease would have good mets & refraction rates and therefore be in the 10 to 30% range?Could they be using additional criteria to rate at a higher rate for this disease? Any input is appreciated.
Aug 22 10 11:25 AM
OldRockerSteve wrote:It would be interesting to see the # of claimants for IHD that was due to an actual heart attack with surgery versus those with CAD based on treatmill tests etc. I often wonder how many Vet actually had a heart attack.
Aug 22 10 11:45 AM
dedandback wrote:Ron G wrote:
deadandback: Were you given a stress test at your C & P? I had my C & P on June 4. Went to ROI and got a copy of it. I did not have to do the stress test for my LVEF is at 50 %. Had an MI April 19 and a catherization the next day, she took the ejection fraction from the hospital notes from the cardiologist that I brought in and had submitted as additional evidence on the claim. Any way, I was rated at 3 or less METS due to angina as to the medical condition for not doing the stress test and having dyspnea on mild exertion due to COPD! So we will see what the rating will be. Already 20% for DMII.Ron G. Ron I didn't do any tests had ef level from my last cath . done when i had my MI with stent placed in Feb and have been treated at VAMC Clinic since 2007 also have Balance-Vertigo which caused me a broken leg because of IHD and she gave me as likely as not for both of them as secondary to IHD. also claimed for MDD secondary to IHD No test yet for it and PTSD no test yet for it either. also have COPD but probably not SC didn't Claim it. waiting for all of the numbers when they process the claims I should get 100% IHD and SC for the Balance-Vertigo Secondary to ??%, MDD and PTSD should be there also been treated by Psych and BH Counselor since 2007 for both..... just like everyone elso now tho just waiting. Would be nice to get EED from when I originally asked for assistance in 2007 (Informal Claim?) didn't formally file then I was told not SC but I got Medical which saved my life. Took me 2 1/2 years to get my SSD so the waiting isn't as bad now I know i have the numbers just wait for the processing.
Aug 22 10 12:27 PM
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Sep 7 10 7:18 PM
How will the VA look at the two stents I just had installed? Had a stent installed back in '99 and it was 95% obstructed and had to be reopened and they put in another stent to keep it open. They also found another blockage of 70% and installed a 3rd stent to keep it open. I don't know about my LV?? or EF?? ratings. All I know is I now have 3 stents in my heart and that can't be good as I get older. I'm 62 now and the first one was put in when I was 52. Any ideas on what kind of rating I might get? Also, regarding METs - do they measure these BEFORE the stents are implanted or after? Obviously, one can do much better after they open things up again. How do they rate something like that? Thanks for any and all answers.
Sep 7 10 9:08 PM
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Sep 7 10 9:36 PM
LouF-- Sounds like you are right. And this is why I say that it's total BS. Most any Boots on the Ground Vet can get an Heart Scan Showing a tiny fraction of IHD-CAD. Size of a pin head. No Medication or stents, or operation to clear it up, and because physically they are way out of shape because of their lifestyle, their METS might be only 3--- 60% Rated or More. Someone with massive blockages with stents, or operation by-pass can very very easily have METS of 10. 0% -10% Rated . The more you overcome your disability the less you will get. Web
Sep 8 10 6:58 AM
Sep 8 10 7:53 AM
Sep 8 10 8:56 AM
I could be wrong but there are two factors in IHD-CAD ratings--- METS or EF--- Which ever is the to advantage to the Veteran is used. One could have an EF of 55% and METS of 5--------- METS does not measure Heart desease-- My Doctors have told me the main reason why my EF was 55% before my By-pass and my METS were 12 is that I was involved in an on going physical training program since 1972. If I had not done this I would have METS of maybe 3 and EF of 35% or dead. --- blockages of 100%-70-60 -50 -- --- I really hate to say this but setting around for 40 years eating cheesecake and drinking beer will get you more than walking a mile every day. Web
Sep 8 10 12:57 PM
Sep 8 10 1:12 PM
I have been told that one of the distinquishing features of IHD is if you had a heart attack. This causes irreversible damage and your METS etc will show that. Most of us who have had a heart attack can attest to the damage in the terms of energy etc. No amount of meds, stents, by pass will cure that damage.
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