What is Ischemic Heart Disease?
Ischemic heart disease ("IHD") is also known as coronary artery disease ("CAD"). When a person has ischemic heart disease, cholesterol plaque can build up in the arteries of the heart and prevent the heart from getting enough blood flow and oxygen. If an artery is completely blocked, the result can be a heart attack.
Why is knowing about Ischemic Heart Disease so important for Vietnam Veterans?
The VA has acknowledged a link between Agent Orange exposure and Ischemic Heart Disease. This means that a Vietnam Veteran who served in-country in Vietnam, in the Korean demilitarized zone during specified time periods (April 1, 1968 to August 31, 1971), certain military bases in Thailand, on certain Navy ships, crew members on C-123 planes flown after Vietnam, and who served where Agent Orange was tested and stored can be AUTOMATICALLY service-connected if he or she is diagnosed with ischemic heart disease.
Are you a Vietnam Veteran with IHD?
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