Discussion in 'On Topic' started by KingGargantuan, Sep 14, 2005.
they disqualified me for mild mitrovalve prolapse.
wtf is it and how did they know u had it
it's a heart thing. no symptoms to speak of, a doctor found it when i had symptoms when I smoked.
basically one of the valves allows a tiny amount of blood to flow backwards, back into the heart chamber it came out of.
zero symptoms now but i answerd the questionairre honestly and now i'm disqualified.
I'm not sure if other reserves are as strict about it as the coast guard is.
wtf, i just found this:
The disqualifying medical conditions are listed below. The International Classification of Disease (ICD) codes are listed in parentheses following each standard.
The causes for rejection for appointment, enlistment, and induction are:
a. All valvular heart diseases, congenital (746) or acquired (394), including those improved by surgery except mitral valve prolapse and bicuspid aortic valve. These latter two conditions are not reasons for rejection unless there is associated tachyarrhythmia, mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, insufficiency, or cardiomegaly.
oh, i immediately thought of a prolapsed anus. but then again, my mind would normally go there.
can anyone get their hands on a coast guard medical handbook and tell me what it says about mitral valve prolapse?
i'm seeing the same things you are... do you have associated tachyarrhythmia, mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, insufficiency, or cardiomegaly?
Bullshit, they said I had that too. Get a EKG and an ECG to prove that you don't have it.
that is one of the big mis-diagnosed things.
Oh, and you can get a waiver.
I got my EKG and ECG info proving I was fine, sent it in to the medical review board, and they cleared me.
i just got an EKC and ECG today and the cardiologist said i have "mild mitral valve prolapse", though he also said "no restrictions for any job he can find."
So we'll see. I nagged the recruiter enough that he called and talked to his chief and a few other people and I'm going to take the ASVAB and physical tomorrow morning at 5:15am.
We'll see what the coast guard doctors find.
MEPS is done and over with. They had to send out for a waiver on the mitral valve prolapse. I'll find out if they'll take me within the week.