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  1. Another UPDATE: Appeal was filed, second C&P exam was performed. That nurse told me that she thought I should be checked for COPD due to smoking for years. I told her that was fine and all, but not what I was here for, and I've never been told COPD might be a problem. Had a quick exam, and a couple of weeks later received a letter from VA stating they service connected the heart attack at 10 percent, with the mandatory 100 percent rating for 3 months following myocardial infarction. But weren't done adjudicating because the C&P notes " are not clear and have been returned to the p
  2. UPDATE: Got a letter from my private doctor, a cardiologist. Letter stated that connections between depression and heart attacks are well known and well documented and it was AT LEAST AS LIKELY AS NOT that my heart attack was caused by service connected depression and anxiety. I filed the appeal on October 15. I am set for ANOTHER C&P for this Friday, but already received the enclosed letter. I cant believe they already adjudicated the IU and the P&T. before I even have the next C&P. And how have they gotten that far before I even get the results of my previous C&P, whic
  3. Thanks Bronc. Wouldnt be presumptive for me, I discharged in 1990 with no AO exposure. That being said, did spend time on Chanute Air Force Base, which is now a superfund area, I believe, and was designated one shortly after I left there. But I just received a phone call from my cardiologists office. He has received the request to look at the records and determine if it is AT LEAST AS LIKELY or better. They'll get back to me tomorrow.
  4. The year ,mark is in just a few days. I had figured I had already lost out on the time, and then realized a couple months ago their was still time on the clock. I requested the C&P records so I could quote exactly what the doctors opinion was. And challenge anything else he had put in their, like alengthy interview or something. But the time it has taken to get those back has been its own challenge. Then, of course because why wouldnt it, my hard drive crashed last week, losing all of my medical records. Ill have to go back tot eh original hospital that treated me to get those. Whic
  5. Forgive me if this has been asked previously. I am trying to navigate the site and did not find anything searching for it. I am currently service connected at 50 percent for depression, listed as MDD and Anxiety. Had a heart attack last year. STEMI. CAD diagnosis. In discussing lifestyle changes, I was asked what my stress level was as far as job, home life, leisure, prior health, etc. Stress is high and depression is thick and real. Was told that the depression and anxiety COULD be a contributing factor and Id want to be as stress free as possible. Applied for secondary heart attack,
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