Heart Murmur

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  1. zelda

    zelda New Member

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    My son just took his DODMERB physical this morning. Everything apparently went well!
    However, the doctor did tell him he had a slight heart murmur! Is that disqualifying?
    I read the DQ requirements (DOD 6130.4) under Heart and could not find anything specific related to heart murmur.

    Through multiple physicals thoughout my son's life, this has never been mentioned or discovered and he has never had any problems. He, of course is very physically active (9 varsity letters total in track, cross country and swimming in high school).

    If it is disqualifying, what are the options?
    1. Second opinion? New test?
    2. Waiver?
     
  2. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

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    Zelda - I will be traveling today. Send me your posting; son's full name and last 4 SSN; to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. If U send today, I will reply tonight and can assist U better from there:thumb:
     
  3. KP13Mom

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    Zelda~Larry Mullen walks on water! Even though each waiver is granted on an individual case, our son, a triathlete, did receive a waiver last year for a heart murmur but I wish we had known about the forums and Larry when we were going through it all. It would have saved a lot of time and concern. Hang in there. This is just the beginning of a fabulous ride!
     
  4. rotc2013

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    I had a physical several years ago, and my doctor detected a slight heart murmur. She referred me to a cardiologist, got an EKG, and it was deemed insignificant. I think that may be the path you will have to take? I am bringing my documentation from the EKG with me to my exam on Friday, hopefully that will be enough to pass me/get me a waiver.
     
  5. MullenLE

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    Send me an email so I can provide specific guidance. "If" you already have, I will be answering in the next few hours:thumb:
     
  6. MJOmom

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    Hi ... from what I gather from other posts on this forum the answer may be a heart murmer could be a deal breaker but perhaps, just maybe, in certain circumstances, allowable? Is that true ???


    Our oldest son is a plebe now (wow who can believe Plebe summer is almost over and he's better than OK!!!) ... our younger son, a junior in hs, thinks now he may want to go ... and if it helps motivate him to bring up his grades ... I don't want to discourage him ... but in the back of my mind, I wonder. He does have a very slight fully functional heart murmer ... saw a cartiologist when he was about 4 ... and was given a fully clean bill of health ... I am not up on all the terms ... he is a multi-sport athlete etc ... and a great kid ... IF he follows through on the grades and other qualifications ... is it at least a possibility ???
     
  7. MullenLE

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    All - Send me your posting; son's full name and last 4 SSN; to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better from there. Comments like "may be a heart murmer could be a deal breaker but perhaps, just maybe, in certain circumstances, allowable? Is that true ??? " are generalizations and generalizations do NOT apply in the DoDMERB determinations.

    Each medical condition, diesease, illness, and/or injury have a full spectrum of effects, degeree of severity, frequency, impacts on functionability, etc., on individual applicants. That is why generalities don't apply. An abnormal condition for one person, may be normal for another. Such is the case with heart murmurs.

    This is why I extend myself fully to all Forums questioners but providing my official name and email address---so I can answer your specific questions as they apply to you with authority, devoid of unofficial speculation.

    In sum, DoDMERB provides Forums questioners, who choose to send me an email, an accurate response. Always standing by to assist:thumb:
     
  8. MJOmom

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    Thank you!
     
  9. MullenLE

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    U R welcome:thumb:
     

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