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I have my Nehmer claim in for the IHD being added to the AO list. I was sitting here and going through some old decisions from the VA. I thought my last denial for heart disease was June of 05. I had a heart attack in Oct.05!

The denial was actually in Dec. 06 and my last C&P exam by the VA was September 30,2005 In less than 30 days after their exam I had a major heart attack!!

Now to all you vets out there please make sure you understand what and how your diseases can and do effect you!!

If I do not get granted by Nehmer I think a conversation with a lawyer is needed?

Right? Maybe even if I do?

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I have my Nehmer claim in for the IHD being added to the AO list. I was sitting here and going through some old decisions from the VA. I thought my last denial for heart disease was June of 05. I had a heart attack in Oct.05!

The denial was actually in Dec. 06 and my last C&P exam by the VA was September 30,2005 In less than 30 days after their exam I had a major heart attack!!

Now to all you vets out there please make sure you understand what and how your diseases can and do effect you!!

If I do not get granted by Nehmer I think a conversation with a lawyer is needed?

Right? Maybe even if I do?

stillhere, under Nehmer it goes to date of original claim not date of denial. 

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You missed the point?

Less than 30 days after a VA exam told me I had no heart disease!

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Are you implying that because you had a heart attack you had heart disease?? I'm not sure but must heart disease come before a heart attack?? Or is it possible to just have a heart attack w/o heart disease??

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Very occasionally, people do have heart attacks without any previous diagnosed symptoms of heard disease. The reasons can be genetic defects, infections, symptoms below a basic diagnostic level, stupid doctor,etc.

As a result of "early onset" heart disease due to CAD (A.O. exposure) - -

I've had VA doctors tell me that an EKG was "Normal". For many years, I've had "Bradycardia", documented by countless EKGs Medical records, etc.

To the point that a good automated EKG machine will make the diagnosis, well, automatically.

Due to prescribed drugs, etc., my heart is de-timed deliberately to ease the effects of peak workloads, which generally results in obvious differences from "normal" on EKGs.

And more than once, a VA primary care doctor had the effrontery to claim that I had a normal EKG.

Maybe he/she sees so many vietnam vets with heart disease that abnormal EKGs are normal, and or the VA's EKG machines are programmed/set to ignore common symptoms in veterans. (Annoyance factor, don't you know)

It should be fairly simple to get a non VA board certified cardiologist to review the records, do a decent exam, and state that a type of heart disease, arteriosclerosis, etc was obviously present prior to the heart attack.

Personally, I would not trust a VA cardiologist who is not licensed and board certified to practice interventional cardiology in the state of practice.

An 1151 & Tort claim might be the result of a VA doctor's not diagnosing conditions that lead to a heart attack. (Lawyer time!)

Are you implying that because you had a heart attack you had heart disease?? I'm not sure but must heart disease come before a heart attack?? Or is it possible to just have a heart attack w/o heart disease??

pr

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Are you implying that because you had a heart attack you had heart disease?? I'm not sure but must heart disease come before a heart attack?? Or is it possible to just have a heart attack w/o heart disease??

pr

Exactly! I am saying that on Sept. 30th 2005 I had an exam by QTC and they said I had no signs of heart disease.

Yet on Oct.24th 05 I was rushed to the ER and an emergency anigo plasty discovered blockages of 100%/70/40. I was then in emergency heart surgery and by waiting and not going to the ER right away I had damaged 40% of my heart.

Less than 30Days!!

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