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Ventricular Septal Defect

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Locke, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Locke

    Locke 5-Year Member

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    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:
     
  2. Antoinette

    Antoinette 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    I am sure RetNavyHM will answer soon...in 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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  3. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM 10-Year Member

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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.
     
  4. Locke

    Locke 5-Year Member

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    What about borderline left ventricular hypertrophy?
     
  5. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM 10-Year Member

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    That might be a different story. Ventricular hypertrophy is a disqualification, but I don't know at what amount.
     
  6. YontTo2

    YontTo2 5-Year Member

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    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.
     

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