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Mother died while sleeping. Death certificate shows cause of death as heart attack. Is it possible?

My mother recently died at the age of 70 while she was sleeping. She had been diagnosed with the flu two days earlier. We chose not to have an autopsy , however,the death certificate lists the cause of death as heart attack . Can you have a heart attack while you are sleeping and not wake up? If so, do you think the person feels pain? It s very important to us that she died peacefully as she had been awake and up and moving only two hours before it was discovered she had died. Thank you.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The first and only sign of heart problem in approximately quarter of the people is sudden death / without any symptoms what soever.
Another quarter die during the first admission...
Myocarditis from the 'flu' is also possible, though rare...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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