The heart's job comes to an end when it stops beating, but we won't have to worry about that because by that time we won't feel anything.
How fast or slow we get to the end depends on each person. Some hearts work less and less until they don't work at all due to a chronic disease. In the past, when doctors had to put the cause of death on the death certificate, they would simply write "heart disease" even when the person died from cancer, pneumonia or any kind of infection. It's not exactly a lie _ the heart stopped beating so the person was considered dead, so something was wrong with the heart.
Dying from heart disease, however, is something that is quite sudden. Those who suddenly pass out and pass away usually have their heart to blame. Other health conditions do not cause such a sudden death (I am not talking about bullets and accidents).
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