May 29, 2022

Our guests:

  • Don Milne, Stories Behind the Stars
  • Wreaths Across America Radio
  • Brian Hayes – Communications Director, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System
  • Michael G. Smith, Jr. – Director of Washtenaw County (MI) Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Brig Gen Carol Ann Fausone (ret) – Legal Help for Veterans

Join Dale and guests for our live broadcast on WAAM 1600am and WDTK 1400am – Sunday at 5:00pm ET.  (4:00pm CT, 3:00pm MT, 2:00pm PT)

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Have something to share? Call in during the program to ask your question or offer a comment.  734-822-1600

Veteran Lending Council

Veteran Lending Council – Nationwide Special Forces Team

Michael Fischer and Eric Ensley have developed a “special forces team” around the country that is focused on providing realtors, brokers and ultimately veterans with up-to-date knowledge of the wealth preserving and building benefit of a VA Home Loan.

Studies Show A-Fib and Heart Disease May Follow PTSD

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Risk for Early Incident Atrial Fibrillation: A Prospective Cohort Study of 1.1 Million Young Adults | Journal of the American Heart Association (

The conclusion of the study is the following, “PTSD is associated with an increased risk for early incident AF after adjustment for known AF risk factors and depression in this cohort of young and middle‐aged veterans.”

What this means is veterans who have PTSD as an established service-connected condition, can establish secondary service-condition for Atrial Fibrillation if they have that condition diagnosed.  That would mean an increase in their monthly disability compensation rates, as well as additional treatment for that condition at the VA medical facilities.

Veterans with PTSD who develop some type of heart condition afterwards should contact a County Veteran Service Officer, or other Veteran Service Officer to discuss the potential for adding those conditions as secondary service-connection.

Here is the VA’s PTSD Research Quarterly regarding all the studies related to PTSD and the development of Coronary Vascular Disease (CVD), as well as other heart conditions:

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Cardiovascular Disease

THANK YOU Michael Smith, Director of Washtenaw County (MI) VA Services, for sharing this information with our audience! Veterans Radio greatly appreciates your expertise which you demonstrate each month on our benefits program. 

The VA “Whole Health” Program (Rescheduled)

Whole Health VA

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