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  • Great and positive insight Ira 😀 ------------------------------ Melodie Garrobo Highlands Ranch ------------------------------

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  • Hi Lorne,  I am five months from open heart surgery for aortic valve replacement and upon leaving the hospital I was explicitly told to always 'stay in the tube.'  At my post op cardiologist appointment, she reiterated the point that throughout the healing ...

  • Evelyn, we (at Kaiser) were given "heart pillows" to hug when we were getting out of bed, etc., to use in any situation where we would otherwise put our elbows out and prop ourselves up.  We were told to behave like we were in tubes, to not spread out ...

  • 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 ...