Is ischemic heart disease a VA disability?

Is ischemic heart disease a VA disability?

Ischemic heart disease is recognized by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a debilitating condition, and if a veteran can provide evidence linking his condition to his military service, he may be eligible for disability.

What is the VA compensation for ischemic heart disease?

For ischemic coronary artery disease, you may receive a rating of 10, 30, 60, or 100 percent. As of December 1st, 2021 the VA disability rate benefit amounts are as follows: 0 percent disability rating: $0.00 per month. 10 percent disability rating: $152.64 per month.

Does Agent Orange cause bone loss?

Osteoporosis can sometimes qualify as what the VA calls a presumptive condition. These conditions are connected with certain service conditions, such as exposure to Agent Orange or being held as a POW.

Is AFIB related to Agent Orange?

First, he is not entitled to service connection for atrial fibrillation on a presumptive basis due to Agent Orange exposure, because atrial fibrillation is not a disease to which presumed exposure to Agent Orange applies.

How long can you live with ischemic cardiomyopathy?

Life expectancy with congestive heart failure varies depending on the severity of the condition, genetics, age, and other factors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around one-half of all people diagnosed with congestive heart failure will survive beyond five years.

What qualifies as ischemic heart disease?

Ischemic means that an organ (e.g., the heart) is not getting enough blood and oxygen. Ischemic heart disease, also called coronary heart disease (CHD) or coronary artery disease, is the term given to heart problems caused by narrowed heart (coronary) arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.

Does Agent Orange cause ischemic heart disease?

In July 2009, the Health and Medicine Division (formally known as the Institute of Medicine), concluded in its report “Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2008”, that there is suggestive but limited evidence that exposure to Agent Orange is associated with an increased chance of developing ischemic heart disease.

How does VA apply IOM to Agent Orange exposure and vascular disease?

How VA chose to apply IOM and other statistics to agent orange exposure and vascular disease has never made much sense. VA cedes that exposure to dioxin is connected to IHD (Ischemic Heart Disease…the equivalent of coronary artery disease) but not to other vascular diseases.

What are ischemic and microvascular changes?

Ischemic changes are areas in the brain tissue that have died from lack of blood flow. Microvascular changes are so small that the disease may never cause any symptoms and the disease is usually found on a routine MRI done for other reasons.

Is IHD an Agent Orange disease?

Although the disease may present in one bodily region (the heart, the legs, the arteries leading to the brain) it will be present in other parts of the body as well. That in 2010 IHD became a service connected and agent orange presumptive condition at the direction of Secretary Shinseki surprised many.

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