Long QT Syndrome %?

skewedthinker

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According to the VA Schedule of Ratings for Disability (Link at bottom), it depends on your symptoms. From what I read, it could be ratings 7010 or 7011 (listed below). Also, it looks that Long QT syndrome is a preexisting condition (genetic) and DOD/VA will probably not rate it unless it can be proven your service made the symptoms worse. The exemption to rate preexisting conditions is if you have served 8 years of active duty time by the time you would be retired/separated.

7010 Supraventricular arrhythmias:

Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation or other supraventricular tachycardia, with
more than four episodes per year documented by ECG or Holter
monitor 30

Permanent atrial fibrillation (lone atrial fibrillation), or; one to four
episodes per year of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation or other
supraventricular tachycardia documented by ECG or
Holter monitor 10




7011 Ventricular arrhythmias (sustained):

For indefinite period from date of hospital admission for initial evaluation
and medical therapy for a sustained ventricular arrhythmia, or; for
indefinite period from date of hospital admission for ventricular
aneurysmectomy, or; with an automatic implantable Cardioverter-
Defibrillator (AICD) in place 100

Chronic congestive heart failure, or; workload of 3 METs or less results
in dyspnea, fatigue, angina, dizziness, or syncope, or; left ventricular
dysfunction with an ejection fraction of less than 30 percent 100

More than one episode of acute congestive heart failure in the past year,
or; workload of greater than 3 METs but not greater than 5 METs
results in dyspnea, fatigue, angina, dizziness, or syncope, or; left
ventricular dysfunction with an ejection fraction of 30 to 50 percent 60

Workload of greater than 5 METs but not greater than 7 METs results in
dyspnea, fatigue, angina, dizziness, or syncope, or; evidence of
cardiac hypertrophy or dilatation on electrocardiogram,
echocardiogram, or X-ray 30

Workload of greater than 7 METs but not greater than 10 METs results
in dyspnea, fatigue, angina, dizziness, or syncope, or;
continuous medication required 10

Note: A rating of 100 percent shall be assigned from the date of hospital admission for initial evaluation and medical therapy for a sustained ventricular arrhythmia or for ventricular aneurysmectomy. Six months following discharge, the appropriate disability rating shall be determined by mandatory VA examination. Any change in evaluation based upon that or any subsequent examination shall be subject to the provisions of §3.105(e) of this chapter.


VASRD: http://www.benefits.va.gov/warms/bookc.asp


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