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I AM S/C 50% FOR PTSD. I ALSO FILED FOR MY HEART CONDITION AS SECONDARY TO THE PTSD. I HAD TO HAVE THREE STINTS PUT INTO MY HEART AREA. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW THIS MAY BE RATED? I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND THE RATING RANGE.

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hello...

go to this web site..this has all the VA ratings on the heart and the critira

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOO...ART4/S4_104.DOC

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These claims have been awarded- CAD secondary to PTSD- but they replied heavily on medical evidence as to the nexus between the 2 conditions-

I know vets who sent VA Dr. Boscarini's abstracts and other claims at the BVA to support this type of claim- but they really needed strong medical opinions as to the nexus- often from a psychiatrist or psychologist as well as a cardiologist, specific to their medical situation-

abstracts and citing other BVA decisions do not help these awards -

A psychiatrist as an MD would be able to provide the nexus you need- but a psychologist's opinion would be questioned by VA unless they also had some background in cardiology.

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I am 100% P&T for Panic Disorder and have had high blood pressure readings going back to my Service. I mean really high for my age and weight and physical condition. I now have a stent because of a 90% blockage of my arterial vein. In March I will probably have to have a second angioplasty which really sucks but I need to do it.

I have wondered about claiming it as it is now supported by current medical thinking. I am not going to so anything as I would need a 60% rating to change my check ad I have 10 years at 100% so my wife is protected.

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I have had high blood pressure, and on meds since 19 and on active duty. I also have hyperlipidemia since the same time. I was skinny and in good shape.

I'm SC for the HTN, but was told hyperlipidemia isn't a disease so I couldn't be SC for it. I guess that there are disease that are related to having a high lipid level, and until yoiu have on eyou have no claim.

Has anyone heard of hyperlipidemia being related to PTSD?

I have always found it strange since I was so young, and no family history of such so young, and read this and it made me wonder if therer might be some relationship with PTSD.

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