Ventricular Septal Defect

Locke

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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:
 

Antoinette

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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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RetNavyHM

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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.
 

Locke

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What about borderline left ventricular hypertrophy?
 

YontTo2

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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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