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Cardiomegaly
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Cardiomegaly

My husband aged 56 died from Cardiomegaly in Dec 2013.
I have read up on just about every topic I can find.
I just want to know if he suffered or if it was too quick for him to even know what was going on.
I found him that morning in our hall
Any information would be helpful even if it's not what I would like to hear.

Thanks

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I'm sorry for your loss. This is a tough question to answer, but I can give you some information that may shed some insight into what may have happened. When I hear the term "cardiomegaly" I think of an elnarged and weakened heart muscle. A very real risk in these patients are abnormal heart rhythms that can be dfealy (called ventricular tachycardia). This can be quite common, and the reason why patients get ICD's. Your husband may have had an arrhythmia that caused his  
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