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Was Going To File New Claim For High Blood Pressure


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Hi to all.

I need some help please.

I filed a new claim for service connection for High Blood Pressure Secondary

to my already 100% Chronic Anxiety.

I received the VCAA letter today and it is the same old crap.

The R.O wants me to send them authorization to secure my medical records from the two

doctors who treated me for this since 1972.

I looked in my service medical records and my blood pressure was never taken or if so

never written down.

This is not the problem, my first readings of high blood pressure began 8 years after discharge.

I know my anxiety causes my blood pressure to elevate, but I thought when I opened the

claim they would use the medical records they already have.

I have about 2000 sheets in my C-file as it is and I see no reason to ask my doctors

to sent all of those medical records again, repeating 30 some years of treatment.

I think I need to write and tell them to forget it and close the claim.

I am correct, right?

I have never seen a death certificate state cause of death. " Chronic Anxiety".

I was trying to find a way to protect him if I kick the bucket sooner than I need too.

Thanks a bunch,

Betty

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Hi to all.

I need some help please.

I filed a new claim for service connection for High Blood Pressure Secondary

to my already 100% Chronic Anxiety.

I received the VCAA letter today and it is the same old crap.

The R.O wants me to send them authorization to secure my medical records from the two

doctors who treated me for this since 1972.

I looked in my service medical records and my blood pressure was never taken or if so

never written down.

This is not the problem, my first readings of high blood pressure began 8 years after discharge.

I know my anxiety causes my blood pressure to elevate, but I thought when I opened the

claim they would use the medical records they already have.

I have about 2000 sheets in my C-file as it is and I see no reason to ask my doctors

to sent all of those medical records again, repeating 30 some years of treatment.

I think I need to write and tell them to forget it and close the claim.

I am correct, right?

I have never seen a death certificate state cause of death. " Chronic Anxiety".

I was trying to find a way to protect him if I kick the bucket sooner than I need too.

Thanks a bunch,

Betty

Betty,

I think that a release of medical info 4142, is all that is necessary for them to get your records. But, if there are that many pages I gaurentee that they are not going to look through the entire file. When I submit a claim I make copies of the pertanent records and submit them as well as the the 4142. Because you're trying to connect your HBP secondary to anxiety. What I suggest is a letter from your psych doctor, they can provide expert openion about the link between anxiety and HBP.

Hope this helps,

Bergie

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Betty,

I think that a release of medical info 4142, is all that is necessary for them to get your records. But, if there are that many pages I gaurentee that they are not going to look through the entire file. When I submit a claim I make copies of the pertanent records and submit them as well as the the 4142. Because you're trying to connect your HBP secondary to anxiety. What I suggest is a letter from your psych doctor, they can provide expert openion about the link between anxiety and HBP.

Hope this helps,

Bergie

Please do not give up as I have fought claims going on for over 8 years. If you quit that is what the other side plans on and loves to see. Hang in there. My advice is to also have your heart checked as I Suffered from SC High Blood pressure and my heart is enlarged secondary to High Blood presure. I would think a mental health pro and a medical Doc could tie them together. I am not a medical pro but the proud owner of a worn out body way too soon. Hang in there and if you can work this like chess any other way and stress hurts you. Adios have a good day try going to look at past cases of a nexus of High Blood pressure and anxiety within court of VA

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Thanks Bergie,

I was going through my huge box and did locate admission to Great Lakes Hospital

Diagnosis Rubella (German Measles.)

The doctor mentions Grade 1 and Grade 11 Soft Apical Systolic Murmur.

The Aortic second sound was louder than Pulmonic second sound.

I have been ask by many doctors if I had had Rheumatic Fever or the German Measles

as I have a Mitral Value issue.

I know I am going for another Stress Test this month and thought I may need to address

this with my doctor.

Just thinking of how to bring this together.

Thanks Bunches,

Betty

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Thanks Bergie,

I was going through my huge box and did locate admission to Great Lakes Hospital

Diagnosis Rubella (German Measles.)

The doctor mentions Grade 1 and Grade 11 Soft Apical Systolic Murmur.

The Aortic second sound was louder than Pulmonic second sound.

I have been ask by many doctors if I had had Rheumatic Fever or the German Measles

as I have a Mitral Value issue.

I know I am going for another Stress Test this month and thought I may need to address

this with my doctor.

Just thinking of how to bring this together.

Thanks Bunches,

Betty

Betty,

Ask the doctor directly, let them know your intentions. There is absolutely no reason for them not to support your wishes. Also, have you been SC'd for the mitral valve disease and were the murmurs mentioned on your entrance physical when you joined the military. If not they could be SC'd as well.

Bergie

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Betty,

Ask the doctor directly, let them know your intentions. There is absolutely no reason for them not to support your wishes. Also, have you been SC'd for the mitral valve disease and were the murmurs mentioned on your entrance physical when you joined the military. If not they could be SC'd as well.

Bergie

Bergie,

Absolutely no mention of any problem with heart murmur or any heart problem on entrance examination.

In short terms my doctor of 32 years has always called it a Systolic Click.

Something about the blood backing up or something. I believe he was being kind.

I have never shown him this paper, for he is the same doctor who fought with me for

7 years to receive 100% for Chronic Anxiety. He is an Internist, but he beat

the crap out of the VA.

Thanks again, I sure appreciate your kindness.

Betty

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Thanks Bergie,

I was going through my huge box and did locate admission to Great Lakes Hospital

Diagnosis Rubella (German Measles.)

The doctor mentions Grade 1 and Grade 11 Soft Apical Systolic Murmur.

The Aortic second sound was louder than Pulmonic second sound.

I have been ask by many doctors if I had had Rheumatic Fever or the German Measles

as I have a Mitral Value issue.

I know I am going for another Stress Test this month and thought I may need to address

this with my doctor.

Just thinking of how to bring this together.

Thanks Bunches,

Betty

Did you know that over 1/3rd of people with panic disorder have mitral valve prolaspe?

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Pete,

Thanks, I sure stay in a panic all the time. I didn't know this.

Where would I locate more information on this.

Maybe I can connect all of this back to my already service connected chronic

anxiety?

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Betty,

Ask the doctor directly, let them know your intentions. There is absolutely no reason for them not to support your wishes. Also, have you been SC'd for the mitral valve disease and were the murmurs mentioned on your entrance physical when you joined the military. If not they could be SC'd as well.

Bergie

Bergie,

Absolutely no mention of any problem with heart murmur or any heart problem on entrance examination.

In short terms my doctor of 32 years has always called it a Systolic Click.

Something about the blood backing up or something. I believe he was being kind.

I have never shown him this paper, for he is the same doctor who fought with me for

7 years to receive 100% for Chronic Anxiety. He is an Internist, but he beat

the crap out of the VA.

Thanks again, I sure appreciate your kindness.

Betty

Betty,

I think you need to see a cardiologist and have your valve/heart problems evaluated and ask if they might be caused by the rubella.

Bergie

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Pete,

Thanks, I sure stay in a panic all the time. I didn't know this.

Where would I locate more information on this.

Maybe I can connect all of this back to my already service connected chronic

anxiety?

The American Heart Association this year formally announced it recognized a connection between panic attacks and Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP), although it did not understand of the connection. But researchers into this problem understand the connection is actually a dysfunction in the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).

http://www.anxietypanic.com/mvp.html

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The veteran submitted a January 2009 correspondence from Dr.

J.R.H. (Managing Partner at Palmetto Cardiology Associates

and Chief of Cardiology at Providence Hospital) along with

his curriculum vitae which reflects substantial training and

expertise in the field of cardiology. Dr. J.H.R. conducted

an examination of the veteran and he reviewed the veteran's

claims file. After examination of the veteran and the claims

file, Dr. J.H.R. stated that "I do believe that there is

some correlation between stress and cortisol levels.

Elevated cortisol levels have been shown to have deleterious

side effects on health in general. I do believe that long

term administration of corticosteroids can elevate

cholesterol and triglyceride levels, both of which are as

likely as not to promote cardiovascular disease in general

and epicardial coronary disease specifically. It is fairly

well established that posttraumatic stress disorders indeed

do elevate endogenous cortisol levels...Final summary is that

this patient with extensive epicardial coronary artery

disease laid down the substrate for coronary artery disease

while he was in service. It is as likely as not [the

veteran's] PTSD exacerbated his epicardial coronary artery

disease and the severity thereof and thus contributed to his

epicardial coronary artery disease."

Josephine if you have elevated cholesterol levels this argument can be used in your favor any cardiologist can write the same opinion and it holds water well at the BVA level it was important in my own case that I won last year and my NOVA lawyer insisted on obtaining it she knew what she was doing she won my case that is enough proof for me lol good luck Mike

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Gee, Thanks, Sounds just like me.

Always Grateful to all of you.

Betty

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