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VA and AHA Create New Program to Help Over 2 Million Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to create a new program they expect to help over 2 million veterans suffering from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).


The goal of the program is to help veterans dealing with ASCVD to get a better handle on their cholesterol and ultimately reduce their risk of cardiovascular issues.


ASCVD occurs when plaque deposits accumulate in the arteries, resulting in a range of conditions such as cerebrovascular disease, peripheral artery disease, aortic atherosclerotic disease, and coronary heart disease. These conditions can cause major complications when left unchecked, including amputations, heart attacks, and strokes.


The new program is being launched in 50 VA medical facilities across the nation. Over the course of the next few years, they expect to treat around 30,000 veterans and help them find ways to better manage their cholesterol.


The program itself is being called the Veterans Affairs Lipid Optimization Reimagined Quality Improvement (VALOR-QI). Along with helping veterans, it will also work to help doctors get a better understanding of ASCVD and how to best treat it.


"This program will help identify strategies to decrease cholesterol levels and improve health outcomes. VALOR-QI and the American Heart Association's overarching Integrated ASCVD Management Initiative will ultimately aid in reducing the incidence of heart disease and stroke for millions of people," stated AHA CEO Nancy Brown in a press release.


Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of hospitalizations in the VA health care system. Hopefully by launching this new program the VA and AHA will be able to better help veterans dealing with this complicated issue.

8 comentários


Ruban Urban
Ruban Urban
11 de jun.

Pact act why do they pay out per month

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elqinvestments
22 de abr.

Dear Sir. I had a T I A in 2022. A Dr from the VA told me that they have a drug that can help me loose 3 to 5 pounds a month. When I requested it. Of course I heard No. Can someone help or give me a logical explanation.

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William Harper Sr.
William Harper Sr.
16 de jan.

I’m a Veteran who’s heart issues began after being put on generic medication that I had allergic reactions from, was told in 2018 it’s just palpitations, now it’s heart problems with test and no explanation from VA Dr’s. Now medical allergies prevent me from walking into any emergency room, if I need help . That’s just one problem with my health after allowing VA assistance , then left to deal with a pain level of 6 or above daily.

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sherrilljeter
16 de jan.

And I forgot to say it’s bad math. My spouse would receive about 50% currently.

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dandmcasas1
27 de out. de 2023

The issue concerning me is the DIC benefit for spouses of deceased disabled veterans. The DIC benefit reduces the surviving spouse's income by 2/3, and with the soc sec loss, the spouse loses 3/4 of monthly income. Some spouses have become homeless, or lived in their cars, others have asked friends or family for a room to rent. Extending disability award won't take monitary requests from congress, just an extension of what already exists.

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sherrilljeter
16 de jan.
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You are blaming the VA for your benefit and think it has something to do with Social Security? Please get someone to help you understand.

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