[QUOTE=asc01;3195368]I haven't seen my doctor today but have had the best day in a week - NO chest pain, although a couple of very shortlived pains going up to my jaw when I climbed stairs - gone in 2 minutes. I think adding the diltiazem is going to help.
A little more than 3 years ago, I had had a silent heart attack and hospitalized with congested heart failure. I never experienced any chest pain!.
You can have heart muscle damage and not experience any pain, or one can experience pain and have heart muscle damage and no further pain or warning until the heart fails to adequately pump efficiently and you develop heart failure symptoms i.e. lung congestion, shortness of breath, fatigue...no pain!
Heart failure indicates heart muscle cells have dead from lack of oxygen (blocked arteries, etc.), and sometimes after a heart attack treatment can prevent further muscle damage, and or revitalize damaged muscle with timely treatment.