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  • One more question. Is there a diagnostic tool (x-ray, MRI etc) that will let a doctor know how well the sternum has healed. My surgeon tells me that no image device can ascertain the quality of healing that the sternum has undergone.

  • Hi! I have been experiencing chest pain or pressure for over 15 years, but doctors couldn't find what was the problem. Back then, a doctor said I had arrhythmia another mention angina, heart murmur, but nothing specific. In 2016, I went to ER because ...

  • >> I was extremely careful about remaining "in the tube", and have a pencil-point thin scar with no issues. << Rick -- I am wondering what you meant by the above. I had a single CABG last March with a nice battle wound to prove it. I am hoping I didn't ...

  • Folks, I had open heart surgery 4 years ago for a quintuple bypass, and never experienced experienced any clicking around my sternum, although, to this day, I cannot lie on my chest without feeling a sharp pain around my solar plexus.  Doc doesn't find ...

  • Climbing hills. Oh how I envy you! Good to hear. The clicking would drive me nuts. Wish I had something relevant for you other than "ask the correct questions". Did you also tell your surgeon/docs about the pain below your ribs? Best, Rick