Sorry about your loss. The heart can compensate a great deal, even when it is very weak, with only a few symptoms especially in younger patients. Other times, patients minimize their complaints. However, when the heart is so weak, the changes of sudden cardiac death
, mainly from abnormal rhythms of the heart, are exponential, and the person may not be aware about the risk of these arrhythmias.
Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN