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Old 12th October 2010
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Default heart murmur- disqualifying?

i was told that i had a mild heart murmur a few years ago, and i was wondering if that would disqualify me from getting into the USMA.
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i was told that i had a mild heart murmur a few years ago, and i was wondering if that would disqualify me from getting into the USMA.
Recommend you talk to Larry Mullen in the DoDMERB forum. He's the ONLY authority on here when it comes to these questions.
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Scout is correct. Contact MullenLE, be prepared to attach your med records. There are a lot of different types of heart murmurs. A flow murmur can be different than the traditional murmur. You can't just take the assumption that they all are all equal.

Make sure you know the exact murmur and the diagnosis before you contact him. The more info you give the more concise of an answer he can give regarding the DodMerb process.

That being said, you are in front of the 8 ball, because you will need to get a DodMerb exam. If you know the exact reg, which MullenLE will help you with, than if you need a waiver you will be able to fight it from a stronger stance because you understand the requirements for the waiver.

Good luck.
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My daughter has had a VERY faint/mild heart murmur since birth. She had to go thru a remedial test where they sent her to a specialist. They tests listed on the remideial were very techno/medical speak so I can't say exactly what they were looking for.

Long story short...it turned out not to be a problem at all and everything ended well. So no, it's not a automatic DQ but as Mr Mullen always says, every individual case is treated on it's own merits.

Good luck!!
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Old 13th October 2010
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spascual13 - Pls cut and paste your posting; provide your full name and last 4 SSN; and send to me in an email at larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better from there
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