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Chuck SR posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research ForumJust recently found out I was exposed to Agent Orange for 14 months while serving in Korea. I have ischemic heart disease and have a 3 wire defibrillator, as a result of afib and AV node ablation. Will I be coded under 7011 at 100%, even though I did not have any specific ventricular arrhythmias?
My brother's Ischemic Heart Disease as a result of Agent Orange exposure as a Marine Rifleman in Quang Nam Province in 1969-70 was just approved - and rated at 60%. Another AO disability of Diabetes II was also approved at a 40% rating last summer. These, combined with his previous disability of scars/lack of motion from his battle wounds, gives him a total combined disability rating of 80%. I couldn't have done it without the help of HADit. I had no clue about the claims process when I started. I am still going to keep plugging away on getting a schizophrenia nexus. But I wanted to say thank you to everyone out there in the HADit community that has given me guidance. God bless you.
Getting ready to file a new claim for Agent Orange symptoms for my Vietnam Vet brother who was on the ground as USMC rifleman for 9 months, until he was WIA by a grenade booby trap. He was found to have hypertension and his USMC ENTRY physical showed him ineligible to serve -- then they gave him 3 more blood pressure tests and someone scratched threw the 'hypertension' and said ELIGIBLE to serve. His USMC exit physical after recovering from his wounds in 1970 also showed hypertension. In 2008, a physical showed hypertension, along with abnormal EKG with doctor's notes indicating cardio infarction and possible A-fib. I just had a private doctor give him a physical last week and he's diagnosed again with hypertension, and EKG abnormalities, with a referral to a cardiologist. I am still waiting for a copy of his C&P physical exam from April. Is this enough to claim IHD? There is no time limit (from date of discharge) to file for IHD from Agent Orange right ? Also awaiting blood work / diabetes screening and Diabetes Type II claim may be in order as well. Any suggestions / guidance is greatly appreciated.