Not technically, no. Basically, there is such a thing as silent ischemia and that means that people can have a heart attack and not know it. There are various theories about this, pain threshold, the amount of heart muscle involved, the fact that you are a diabetic means that you have relatively small wiggly arteries and can be more prone to narrowings in the arteries that would have caused the artery to block off, requiring PTCA. I hope this helps!
Andrina, Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 10 Feb 2002
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