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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.


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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,


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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.


What is the SSDI for?

Have you formally applied for TDIU yet?

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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,


"Hang in there and Fight"

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