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    After my myectomy I had a pretty much normal recovery. About 3 months ago though I noted when I turn my head left, and only when i turn my head left, my sternum clicks. I saw Dr. Lever and he sent me to Dr. Smedira, my surgeon who said it was nothing. Just some loose wires. He said it will turn into an arthritic join most likely in the future. He wasn't kidding! A month later it was raining and i had this ache in my sternum all day. Anyone else experiencing the "Click"?
    Virginia Hall
    Heart nurse by day, Heart Patient by night

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    Re: clicking chest

    Hello Virginia,

    While I don't have the consistent 'clicking' that you experience, I do recall having a fairly consistent 'pop' in my chest/scar area post-surgery (Aug 2002). While the doctor was not concerned with it and didn't send me back to the surgeon, we did guess that it could've been from the surgery. A few months later, when the cold weather hit, that area would ache with the weather. Particularly when I was outside last winter any air hitting it would make it ache and feel like the bone was acutally 'cold'. This year, if it helps at all to know, it's much better. It seems to take a great deal more to cause it to hurt so hopefully it will improve some, although I think we'll always have a built in weather barometer!

    All the best,
    Lynn Stewart
    HOCM 4/2002
    Cleveland Myectomy Crew 8/2002