How long do you have left to live with 20% heart function?

1 Answer
Mar 6, 2018

Once heart function is less than 50%, it can go into cardiac arrest.


If there is not enough blood being pumped into the heart, a person can be diagnosed with systolic heart failure . It is hard to determine how long a person has to live once heart function reaches 20%. It depends on the person, their age, previous medical conditions, etc.

Here are some links that explain heart failure and function in more detail:
Life Expectancy with Low Functioning Heart
Systolic Heart Failure