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Veterans administration what is the compensation for ischemic heart disease?

Veterans administration what is the compensation for ischemic heart disease?

Depends on severity: VA Compensation for any disability has to be 1st deemed 'Service connected(SC). Once established as SC, veterans are eligible for compensation, which is based on severity. Chest xrays, electrocardiogram , echocardiogram are a few of the main tests that determine severity of the heart disease. The results of the testing determine what the compensation is. Heart attacks obviously rate high. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Can you describe ischemic heart disease?

Can you describe ischemic heart disease?

Ischemic Heart Disea: Ischemic heart disease is caused by blockage of coronary arteries causing angina or chest pain due to exsertion or a heart attack where pt gets irreversible damage to the heart muscle. ...Read more

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How is ischemic heart disease diagnosed?

How is ischemic heart disease diagnosed?

Isch heart disease: With a proper history, physical exam, and diagnostic testing that would likely include an ekg. Additional testing might include a stress test, non-invasive coronary artery imaging (like with ct scan or mri), or invasive coronary imaging (cardiac catheterization). A lipid panel would also play a role in assessing and reducing risk of ischemic heart disease. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed as having ischemic heart disease, but I have had an angiogram which was clear. What do I do now?

I have been diagnosed as having ischemic heart disease, but I have had an angiogram which was clear. What do I do now?

Talk to your doctor.: You are as confused as i am. There is likely a good explanation for the apparent conflict, but it will be individualized. There needs to be some clarification with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of ischemic heart disease come and go?

 Do symptoms of ischemic heart disease come and go?

Yes: Yes, they may. Chest pain and shortness of breath may be felt only when exercising or intermittently at rest. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ischemic heart disease and cad?

What is the difference between ischemic heart disease and cad?

CAD: They're essentially the same thing ischemic heart disease means that there is decreased blood flow to an area of the heart most likely due to less blood flow through the coronary arteries-- coronary artery disease. There are other causes of heart disease such as hypertension or infiltrative diseases. ...Read more

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Do specific hla antigens predispose someone to ischemic heart disease?

Do specific hla antigens predispose someone to ischemic heart disease?

Yes: The heart and the joints are both of major importance as targets for the hla-b57-associated disease process. Hla-b57-related cardiac lesions may be found in the absence of other rheumatologic manifestations. Similarly there is an association with some hla dr alleles and heart disease. ...Read more

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What's drug of choice in pat. With acute migraine and ischemic heart disease?

What's drug of choice in pat. With acute migraine and ischemic heart disease?

Thanks for asking!: This is a tough situation. You cannot use either triptans or ergots. So may have to use nasaids, fioricet, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) or so. ...Read more

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What does high altitude do for ischemic heart disease, is there any difference?

What does high altitude do for ischemic heart disease, is there any difference?

Stress on heart: Pts who go to high altitudes find that there is less availbla oxygen for them to do such things as execise etc. Over time the body adapts by making more red blood cells .And they wont feel so fatigued or short of breathe with activities. But this adaptation takes time. A pt with ischemic heart disease doesnt always have the reserve during the transition and agina or even a heart attack can occur. ...Read more

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