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I am currently at 70%.(50% ptsd and 20% other).I applied for unemployability in dec 10.My main question is do i have ihd?.My cardiologist is very hard to make an appt with(wright patterson afb) and he has never really explained anything to me.My lvef level is 44% and my mets is 2.At my C&P exam,the doctor wrote that i have ihd due to calcified plaque within the proximal to mid LAD with severe stenosis.I have never had a stent installed but i have a pacemaker since 2004.I have been unemployed since 2009 and i am on SSDI.I have been feeling terrible lately with chest pains and inability to sleep.I will go to the ER if it doesnt get better.With the above information,do you think i have IHD?I appreciate any opinions.

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Yes. In my opinion you have IHD. My numbers are a little better than yours and I'm rated at 60% for IHD. I think your rating should be 60 or possibly 100%. Maybe someone else would know if the C%P exam is enough for you to get the rating or if you should submit a claim. Good Luck.

Dave

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Hey, Vet! You sound like have a great case. You hang in there, and just remember that you have alot of great Vet's here to help you :smile:

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"

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If your haven't filed for IHD, do so yesterday. I'm rated 60% & have better numbers, so I think 60% would be almost slam dunk & maybe better. I'd say Chu Lai vet would be a foot on the ground vet, so do it.

Good luck,

Don

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Yes, absolutely apply for IHD.

This is the form your doctor needs to fill out. Copy it and mail it to them in support of your claim.

http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-0960A-1-ARE.pdf

What is the SSDI for?

Have you formally applied for TDIU yet?

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Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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Go to your family doctor and get a referral to a heart doctor before you drop dead. You won't be collecting compensation if you die from a heart attack. If you have SSDI then you have medicare. Use it. Don't wait to have a heart attack before you get treatment for this.

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Listen to John and get to the doctor, With your mets at 2, you should be rated 100% for mets 1-3. please get checked as soon as possible,

do not wait until it happens!

Good Luck,

NJ

"Hang in there and Fight"

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