Hello all,

I am new to this and looking for some clarification/guidance. I have served for 10 years in the Active Army and have been in the reserves for 4 years now. Last winter I tore my ACL which led to needing surgery. When undergoing testing before that it was found that I have cardiomyopathy resulting in a left ventricular ejection fraction of 40%. Over the past few weeks I have been having daily problems with this resulting in chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and headaches. I am in treatment with my cardiologist to alleviate these problems. The VA has already awarded me 60% for my heart, 30% for migraines and 10% for my knee (a combined total of 80%). My Unit is aware of the problems and told me to wait until I’m medically cleared before they look at a MEB. So my question is will I eventually be sent to the MEB? If so what are the chances that they find me unfit for duty and need to be separated from service? If I do get separated would it be medical retirement or just discharged?

Sgt zo

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This process is very complicated, it difficult and even unwise to speculate on what may eventually happen.
Is your cardiomyopathy service connected?
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