Jump to content

Sponsored Ads



  • Latest Donations

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

Sponsored Ads

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
Sign in to follow this  
KHJH

Can Someone Explain Medical Term

Recommended Posts

I just received my husband medical records where he had a Quadruple bypass in 1990.

I don't understand this part: Old and occluded right coronary artery, marked stenosis proximally in the LAD vessel. Inspection of the heart showed old inferior right ventricular scarring.

Thanks

Kathy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

Kathy,

LAD means the Lower Arterial Descending artery which is one of the main arteries feeding the heart muscle. running approximately north to south. Stenosis means blockage and in this case the terminogy suggests significant blockage within this artery. Old and occluded also refer to a not so good condition of the artery Proximately means close to or in the neighborhood of

The scarring of the left ventricle(one of the four main chambers of the heart) means there was some damage done to that chamber at some point and the scarring is the hearts attempt to repair that damage.

If this report is from current tests he really needs additional attention to that LAD to determine the extent of the "stenosis" or blockage since this is a very important artery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My husband received a C&P reevaluation for his back, hip and knee 9 months after discharge in 1971. On the radiographic report during the C&P the findings were:

2 M CHESTOGRAM, pa and lateral views 6/30/71, shows no consolidative lesion. Heart shadow appears abnormal in that the aortic knob is hypoplastic, (small) and there is prominence of the main pulmonary artery ( convex border instead of concave) and there is suggestion of some increased roundness of the left ventricle without any evidence of cardiac enlargement. One should rule out possibilities: 1. Aortic valvular disease? 2. Bronchial asthma? Lung fields show no hyperaeration or any depressed diaphragm and peribronchial markings are within normal limits. He was not told about these findings and did not know he had heart problems until his heart attack in 1990.

They also did an EKG during the Exam but I can't find where they addressed the results of the test.

On the Report of medical examination under cardiovascular the results were: Normal to P&A

I thought that any medical problems found within a year of discharge it should be service connected.

Would there be any chance of getting his heart service connected by using the results of the C&P in 1971 and his report from his Quadruple bypass in 1990.

1990 Quadruple bypass report: Old and occluded right coronary artery, marked stenosis proximally in the Lad Vessel. Inspection of the heart showed old inferior right ventricular scarring.

Thanks

Kathy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My husband received a C&P reevaluation for his back, hip and knee 9 months after discharge in 1971. On the radiographic report during the C&P the findings were:

2 M CHESTOGRAM, pa and lateral views 6/30/71, shows no consolidative lesion. Heart shadow appears abnormal in that the aortic knob is hypoplastic, (small) and there is prominence of the main pulmonary artery ( convex border instead of concave) and there is suggestion of some increased roundness of the left ventricle without any evidence of cardiac enlargement. One should rule out possibilities: 1. Aortic valvular disease? 2. Bronchial asthma? Lung fields show no hyperaeration or any depressed diaphragm and peribronchial markings are within normal limits. He was not told about these findings and did not know he had heart problems until his heart attack in 1990.

They also did an EKG during the Exam but I can't find where they addressed the results of the test.

On the Report of medical examination under cardiovascular the results were: Normal to P&A

I thought that any medical problems found within a year of discharge it should be service connected.

Would there be any chance of getting his heart service connected by using the results of the C&P in 1971 and his report from his Quadruple bypass in 1990.

1990 Quadruple bypass report: Old and occluded right coronary artery, marked stenosis proximally in the Lad Vessel. Inspection of the heart showed old inferior right ventricular scarring.

Thanks

Kathy

Kathy

The VA 's claims process is unpredictable, as you have undoubtedly read here, it can follow rules ,not follow rules or just plain make up rules. One rater can see things one way as opposed to another,so......when in doubt it doesnt hurt to give it a try!!!!!!

Given what you have stated tho and just in my humble opinion, you would need the cooperation of at least a cardiologist to review all husbands records, do some updated testing and be willing to draw a "nexus" between the original issues as set out in 1971, the heart attack in 1990 and his present heart conditions TOUGH , Very Tough!

Even then you would face two (at least) huge issues

1. Are you claiming the service negligent in failing to advise you all of the problems noted in the 1971 physical? and not taking medical action for them? Can you prove you were not notified of these problems ( ie did he sign off on the results somewhere?)

2. The passage of time between 1971 -1990 and the present time. (ie is there a record of continuing private or VA care for these conditions thru both of these periods of time?)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • OK so I had pancreatectomy in 2003 due to an impacted goldstone 2/3 of my  Pancreas was removed I am type one diabetes with very large scars continued diarrhea stomach problems Constant back and shoulder pain I recently received a Nexus letter from my  endocrinologist related to my service in the gulf war.  Any suggestions or advice from anyone
    • I would like to meet other Hadit members who live in Michigan.  We have at least two major VA Hospitals (Battle Creek, Ann Arbor).  Or maybe you go to the the John Dingell in Detroit.  

      I like Ann Arbor.  I like the fact that most of the doctors there are also at the UM Hospital.  I don't like how uickly they seem to turn over though.  
        • Like
      • 5 replies
    • Really?
      I am confused.  A few days ago I spoke to a person at a VARO who said if I die from something other than service-connected my husband gets zero, zilch, squat.  Hmmmmmm, it seems the rules change willy-nilly...I have been rated 100% P & T for over 10 years, MS is static, and I am 56 years of age.

      Can a fellow Veteran shed a light on this?

      Thank you.
        • Haha
      • 15 replies
    • Fund raising for HadIt.com
      The site is supported through ads and ad free subscriptions, we are also asking for any support you would like to send our way. You can give a $1 or more it all helps. Keep in mind though that it is NOT tax deductible and we are NOT a non profit. As the site grows so do the costs and ads and subscription do not always keep pace with the costs. Any help is appreciated, but not required.
      • 11 replies
    • Carol Ozanecki- Blue Water vet Advocate called me with this news:

      https://www.stripes.com/news/lawmakers-launch-new-effort-to-provide-agent-orange-coverage-for-blue-water-navy-vets-1.525395

      Also there is a article in Pop Culture she sent to me----mentionig Blue Water vets buy I felt it was too political to post here. You can google it if you want to read it.

       

       
      • 10 replies
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines