Thomas,I was just denied for ischemic heart disease. I had evidence of chest pains while in the military and out ot the military. VA states there is no evidence. Now, they are added a statement saying, they do not have to consider any evidence, doctor, eye witness statements, or other correspondence in their decision. So what do they want? I know my records were purged from one duty station to another. This was standard precedure from Viet Nam to the states. At least it was at Ft. Lewis.
To establish Ischemic Heart Disease, you will need to get your Left Ventricle Ejection Fraction (LVEF) and your METs reading. A report of chest pain is not enough to substantiate your claim.
You will need to discuss this with your physician, as both of those readings require testing. Your LVEF is obtained by echocardiogram; your METs reading is obtained by stress test.
At the bottom of this message is the link to the ratings for IHD.
After you click on the link, click on "4.104 Schedule of Ratings - Cardiovascular". Then, scroll down to "7005 - Arteriosclerotic heart disease (Coronary artery disease)". That explains the criteria for compensation for IHD.