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anyone put in a claim for ihd or related to diabetes 2? if so have you heard anything back yet.

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Treysnonna

You might want to check out some of the recent Success Stories as there have been a couple of IHD/AO claims that have received their ratings and CHECKS!!

Lorraine

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has anyone else had problems due to aortic valve problem? did they consider it ihd? husband filed in oct of 09 and we have heard nothing yet. i have been reading some of the success stories, but nothing concerning aortic valve. can you point me in the right direction if you know of any?

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The new IHD regs are :

"According to Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (Harrison's

Online, Chapter 237, Ischemic Heart Disease, 2008), IHD is a condition

in which there is an inadequate supply of blood and oxygen to a portion

of the myocardium; it typically occurs when there is an imbalance

between myocardial oxygen supply and demand. Therefore, for purposes of

this regulation, the term ``IHD'' includes, but is not limited to,

acute, subacute, and old myocardial infarction; atherosclerotic

cardiovascular disease including coronary artery disease (including

coronary spasm) and coronary bypass surgery; and stable, unstable and

Prinzmetal's angina. Since the term refers only to heart disease, it

does not include hypertension or peripheral manifestations of

arteriosclerosis such as peripheral vascular disease or stroke.

http://www.regulatio...A-2010-VBA-0005"

(Of course if IHD has caused stroke or any other secondary condition, those conditions should be claimed as secondary to the IHD and will need medical evidence of the nexus of the claimed secondary to the IHD. )

The AO IHD rating criteria is my first post (Nov 5, 2010)in this scroll:

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so since the aorta is the largest artery, would they consider that ihd? the only thing it pumps blood and oxegen to the rest of the body, it makes the heart work harder. i know i read somewhere one of the symptoms is high blood pressure. my husband filed a claim for ihd in oct of 09. but he has had high blood pressure for years,and has been taking med for it. he did file for hypertension, but they denied it. any suggestions on this. should he push the hypertension because of the aortic valve problem.

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IHD is becoming a misconcieved term. It is only for Vietnam AO vets.

Heart disease secondary to DMII is a regular heart disease claim as a secondary condition.

This is a winable claim as long as you were diagnosed with the DMII first.

The regs are clearly posted for Coronary Artery disease and ect.

J

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