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Carotid Hypersensitivity

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In 2017 had a pacemaker implanted for carotid hypersensitivity.  VA paid for it.  I am service connected for heart disease.

This year I decided to file a claim for worsening condition of heart disease.  Found an article on Pubmed that said carotid hypersensitivity was not a separate disease, but a marker for heart disease and arteriosclerosis.  VA rejected my claim for worsening condition and said it had nothing to do with the heart.  Said it was not service connected.  I think they are absolutely wrong.  If it is not service connected, why pay for the pacemaker.

I've taken this claim as far as I can.  I'm limited to what I can do.  Would like to turn it over to maybe an attorney or some other professional individual or organization.   Can anyone make a recommendation?

By the way.  I recently reached 100% disability.   I have this claim and one other that can be pursued but wondering if I should leave well enough alone.  

Thanks in advance.


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I am not allowed to name a Dr. specialist (heart surgeon) that was of tremendous help to me in 2019 and 2021 with his medical nexus opinion that was approved by the BVA in granting me a OSA Sleep Apnea due to PTSD and VA medications appeal.

However you can do a search of this site and also Google to find him and other specialist that will provide medical opinions on behalf of vets for their claims and appeals.  Good luck.

My comment is not legal advice as I not a lawyer, paralegal or VSO.

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