Heart Disease and Other Cardiovascular Conditions

VA Benefits for Heart Problems or Cardiovascular Disease

Did you develop heart disease or cardiovascular problems during or after military service?

Agent Orange, burn pit toxin exposure, injuries, stressors, and other in-service events can lead to the development of a wide variety of cardiovascular problems.

Our medical experts provide VA nexus letters to service connect various forms of heart and circulatory problems.

Types of cardiovascular problems commonly
associated with military service include:

  • Vascular disease
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Syphilitic heart disease
  • Sustained ventricular arrhythmias
  • Stroke
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Pericardial disease
  • Pericardial adhesions
  • Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Heart valve disease
  • Heart failure
  • Heart attack
  • Endocarditis
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Atrioventricular (AV) block
  • Aorta disease
  • Abnormal heart rhythms / arrhythmias

Our medical professionals write VA nexus letters to support direct service connection for cardiovascular disease and heart problems. In many cases, we also prepare nexus letters supporting secondary service connection for heart and cardiovascular conditions.

For example, we have worked with veterans who are service connected for various mental health conditions. The chronic stress associated with those mental health conditions can lead to development of hypertension and other cardiovascular problems, which can then be service connected as a secondary condition to the mental health diagnosis.

We've also written VA nexus letters supporting service connection for cardiovascular problems secondary to diabetes, and heart and other cardiovascular problems secondary to metabolic syndrome.

No matter what type of cardiovascular condition you have been diagnosed with, our veteran-focused medical professionals at Elite Medical Review Associates will examine all potential links to service and prepare a strong, convincing nexus letter to submit with your VA benefits claim.

Decades of experience with veterans’ disability claims, our doctors are renowned for their meticulous research, recognition of all relevant scientific links between service events and cardiovascular issues, and diligent nexus letter preparation.

If you’re currently seeking VA benefits for a heart condition or other cardiovascular problem,
or wanting to appeal a denied claim, contact Elite Medical Review Associates today. We can help.

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