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15% Heart Function
How long can a person function with a 15% heart function?  
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It will depend on many factors : Cause of the low performance, age, other diseases...

However, with today´s medicines and devices it is possible to live many years. And if things get really bad there is always the possibility of ventricular assisted devices and transplant.

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As jrbon mentioned, lots of factors determine this.  Taking good medications, excercise and diet as well as avoiding smoking, excessive alcohol can raise the heart function rate.
In my case, I was able to push my heart function rate to close to normal from a heart failure rate, so I know it's possible.

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