Carotid Artery Disease


I am being compensated by the VA for ischemic heart disease. I have now been diagnosed with carotid artery stenosis. Will the VA recognize the the stenosis as "secondary" to ischemic heart disease? Thank you.


Jim's Reply:

No, VA will not recognize the carotid artery disease as secondary to the IHD. In order to have the carotid disease named as an agent orange disease will require a nexus letter from a disability physician. Good luck sir.