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    Suture Knot

    I am 4 + weeks post open heart surgery and my scar looks good.  I wash it daily with antibacterial soap and rinse it off with water in the shower (no scrubbing, no washcloth).  Almost all of the scabs are off at this point except for a round white ball ...

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    RE: Amiodorone

    Like both of you, I too was on Amiodarone. My doctor was trying to regulate my heart rate. that lasted for several months but he was not happy with the results. After having me wear a monitor full time for 3 weeks he decided to put in a pacemaker. That ...

  • Hello Tom, Yes the pain will go away. Yes, it hurts without the pillow. I love my pillow. The pillow was the only relief I had from the pain as I was easing off the pain meds. The swelling in my leg went away fairly quickly but the ache stayed for several ...

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    RE: Amiodorone

    Jim, Like many open heat patients, I was prescribed  amiodarone along with other  anti-arrhythmic drugs.  After several months, my cardiologist took me off this drug due to  potential side effects.  I was told this is a boutique drug and other more ...

  • A vein was harvested from my leg an still have swelling, but told will resolve in months  however my big concern an issue is left breast where artery was harvested.  mildly painful all the time, but cough sneeze OMG!  And will hurt all day! only ...

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