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C&P for heart secondary to hypertension


I am new to this site.I have a C&P exam coming up. I had 2 stents put in my heart, and I am connected for hypertension. My Doctor said I have Cardio Vascular Disease. First, how do you prepare for this type C&P exam? and what what percentage disability is the average? please reply back.


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Do you have the Diagnostic code for your heart disease- maybe in a past decision?

Do you have Ischemic Heart disease ?

There are many types of cardio diseases.

If you have IHD ( ischemic heart disease,) are you a Vietnam incountry veteran?

Reason I ask is because IHD is preumptive to all incountry Nam vets. 

That would give you 2 theories of entitlement as I am assuming you want to claim the heart disease as secondary to the SC HBP.

What is the 50% rating for ,that you have now.

Also if you are an Incountry Vietnam vet, do you also have diabetes mellitus?

DMII can cause diabetic myocardial  vascular disease....the HBP could be claimed as secondary to that as well.

With more info, we can help more.


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Thanks for replying back. I am not a Vietnam Vet I came in the Svc in 1979. As mentioned before I was svc connected for Hypertension then had two blocked arteries so I had 2 stents put I. My heart. My primary care doc suggested I file a claim for my heart.How do I prepare for this exam since everything is in my records at the VA Hospital. Any advise is appreciated.Please reply back.TY.

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You primary care doctor ( if you mean a vA doc) might be willing to prepare a DBQ for you saying the SC hypertention caused the heart disease. They should give a full medical rationale .

If they say they cannot do an DBQ ( they sound vet friendly) then you will need an IMO/IME done by a non VA doc, who has expertise in HBP/Cardio issues.

The format they need to gfollow is in our IMO forum under Read first before Getting an IMO/IME



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Since you are having a C&P, what did you claim?, this time.

You may have claimed heart disease secondary to your hypertension.  If that's the case, you should be OK.

You will need to submit your medical records supporting this etc., the C&P is a checklist to see if you have what you are claiming.  You probably will not be compensated for anything you didn't claim, but they have, in my records, opined on something, and then I claimed it in the future and was awarded.

As with everything VA, you need to be service connected (secondary's too).  Once you get that, you can work on the rate and an earlier date etc.  Most important to get service connected in my opinion.  Win the battle, then go to war.

What did you claim regards this C&P?




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I have athsclerotic heart disease, secondary to HBP. Rated 30% for HBP, fought this from 2007 to 2015. Finally on DRO review was awarded 100% for heart, and HBP  still at 30% . Also 30% for migraines, 10% for tinnitus,  and a few others at 10%. 

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