Ventricular Septal Defect


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Sep 3, 2007
As a baby I was diagnosed with VSD, however the hole closed up on its on (have a recent appointment with a cardiologist to prove it) is this going to be a problem for me? I heard some heart problems are instant disqualifications. :frown:
I am sure RetNavyHM will answer the meantime, if DoDMERB disqualifies you for a history of ventricular septal defect (VSD), it is possible to get a waiver if you have a normal echocardiogram.

Do no let the possibility of a DQ for a VSD stop you from applying! Keep moving forward and be gathering all records pertaining to your history of VSD.

Good Luck!
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A congenital VSD, that healed on its own should not be an issue. I would definitely get the copies of the cardiologists reports and hold on to them as DoDMERB may request them. If you are found disqualified, waivers are possible.
What about borderline left ventricular hypertrophy?
VSD repair

my daughter had a VSD repair.. open heart surgery .. when she was 3 yrs old. The army waived her so she could have an ROTC nursing scholarship.