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Old 01-06-2012, 11:07 PM   #3
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Re: Sudde death w/ no symptoms or warning, really heart attack?

When someone dies and they say it was from a 'massive heart attack' and there were no symptoms it's usually because their heart went into Ventricular Fibrillation and then Cardiac Arrest (The gurgling sound you heard supports this) due to an artery blockage - This happens very quickly.

If this happens outside of a hospital setting the chances of survival are very very slim.

It might be some comfort to you to know that he wouldn't have felt a thing - It's kinda like been knocked out by a general anaesthetic.

I'm sorry for your loss.