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In August 2020, I filed a HLR for heart attack and was just called by a DRO. The DRO indicated the decision was in error because it was based solely on the wrong condition (atrial fibrillation) and did not address the heart attack at all. They will go over everything, including the strong "more likely than not" IMO from my non-VA board certified doctor. They said they would try to grant based off of the evidence of record. Of course, if granted, I would get another heart C&P for rating purposed. Should know something within the next couple of weeks.

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You would have to prove that before the medication was stopped, the sumatriptin caused the heart attack and /or any other disability you did not have ,before taking it. These links are from 2015

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Vync Best of luck on it. Sounds encouraging. More importantly, we hope you are feeling better and on the mend brother.

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Vync Best of luck on it. Sounds encouraging. More importantly, we hope you are feeling better and on the mend brother.

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Yes, this is wonderful news!

Let's hope it gets resolved in your favor!

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21 hours ago, Vync said:

In August 2020, I filed a HLR for heart attack and was just called by a DRO. The DRO indicated the decision was in error because it was based solely on the wrong condition (atrial fibrillation) and did not address the heart attack at all. They will go over everything, including the strong "more likely than not" IMO from my non-VA board certified doctor. They said they would try to grant based off of the evidence of record. Of course, if granted, I would get another heart C&P for rating purposed. Should know something within the next couple of weeks.

Vync let us know  if they grant you  for this?  not sure how they figure out the severity of this type condition?  so you might want to look up the criteria for this condition and make sure they don't low ball you..  I hope they grant you 60%  It's a statutory rating for the SMC s. being your 100%

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