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Hypertenson Secondary To Ptsd Article



Does anyone have the complete article? I am only able to get the following abstract:

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Association of Cardiovascular Risk Factors With Mental Health Diagnoses in Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans Using VA Health Care

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To the Editor: Studies of veterans from prior wars have found that those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at significantly increased risk of developing and dying from cardiovascular disease.1-3 To our knowledge, cardiovascular disease risk has not been evaluated in veterans from the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We examined the association of PTSD and other mental disorders with cardiovascular risk factors using national data from veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) who sought care at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities.


The data source was the VA OEF/OIF Roster, containing demographicand military service information on the 41% of eligible OEF/OIFveterans who have accessed VA health care. The study populationconsisted of 303 223 veterans who were new users of VAhealth care from October 7, 2001 (the start of OEF), to September30, 2008. Data were linked to inpatient and outpatient VA electronichealth . . . [Full Text of this Article]

Beth E. Cohen, MD, MAS


Department of Medicine

Charles Marmar, MD

Department of Psychiatry

Li Ren, MS

Department of Medicine

Daniel Bertenthal, MPH

Health Services Research Enhancement Award Program

Karen H. Seal, MD, MPH

Department of Medicine

San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

San Francisco, California

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and if you submit to to the VARO they call it internet trash rofl they did that to a lot of my papers bottom line you need a cardiligist to connect the dots for them th show how your hypertension and cardiac problems are related to your SC PTSD without those nexus statements your claim for secondary connection is about as good as a fart in church

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Testvet is right-

(crude but right!) HA Ha

A real doctor should use abstracts from top medical literature to support their opinion and the VA will consider it, if you get an IMO.

You might need 2-one from a cardio doc and one from a psychiatrist.

Why not try and email

Beth E. Cohen, MD, MAS


Department of Medicine

for perhaps a free a copy of the full article?

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Even the most accepted and obvious secondary conditions need a medical opinion to show the nexus between the primary and secondary conditions. The VBM says this in bold print.

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