Here some others facts that we don’t know about our heart.

  •  The Blue Whale’s heart is the largest in the world weighing 1,500 pounds
  •      A child’s heart is approximately the same size as your fist
  •      Regular exercise is an important factor for heart health
  •      The right side of the heart pumps blood into your lungs, the left side pumps oxygenated blood around the body.
  •      Your heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime.
  • A kitchen faucet would need to be turned on all the way for at least 45 years to equal the  amount of blood pumped by the heart in an average lifetime.
  • Because the heart has its own electrical impulse, it can continue to beat even when separated from the body providing it has an adequate supply of oxygen
  •      A heartbeat can be detected by ultrasound approximately 6.5-7 weeks after conception
  •      The heart of an average man beats approximately 70 times a minute
  •      The heart of an average woman beats approximately 78 times a minute
  •      75 trillion cells in the body receive blood from the heart, only the corneas receive no blood supply
  •      Research has indicated that owning a cat can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than a third
  • Your heartbeat can change depending on the music you listen to
  • A study showed vegetarians were 32% less likely to be admitted to hospital or die from heart disease
  •      Eating dark chocolate reduces the risk of heart disease
  •      Drug use, particularly cocaine, affects the heart’s electrical activity
  •      The human heart is not ‘heart-shaped’, the heart of a cow is closer to the shape     Every day, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles
  •      Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death, globally
  •      On average, it takes about 45 seconds for blood to circulate from the heart, all around the body

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