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25 Amazing Facts About The Human Heart

These Amazing Facts About Your Heart May Blow Your Mind

You may not think about your heart often, however here are some amazing facts about the human heart you don’t want to miss.

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The heart is made up of cardiac muscles. There is also a specialized heart muscle called nodal tissue in the heart. A patch of tissue is present in the right atrium near the opening of superior vena cava called the sinoatrial nod (SAN) or pacemaker. Another mass of this tissue is seen in the right atrium, known as the atrioventricular node (AVN).
The main function of your heart is to keep oxygenated blood circulating in the whole body. In fact, you will be stunned by how hard it works to stay you alive. So, It’s important to keep it healthy with a balanced diet and exercise, and avoid things that can damage it, like smoking. But how much do we really know about our heart?

Here are 25 attention-grabbing facts about the human heart that you may not have known:

1 to 10 facts about the human heart

  1. The size of your coronary heart is set of your palms clasped together.
  2. It beats approximately 1,00,000 times in a day, about 60 to 100 beats per minute.
  3. Every day, Your heart pumps approximately 2,000 gallons of blood.
  4. The heart weighs between 9 and 12 ounces (250 and 350 grams).

5. The heart pumps blood through about 60,000 miles of blood vessels.

  1. Every cell in your body receives blood from your heart, except for your corneas.
  2. Because, the heart has its own electrical impulse, It can continue beating even if it’s disconnected from the body.
  3. Your heart is located in your chest and is very well protected by your rib cage.
  4. Grab a tennis ball and squeeze it tight – this is how hard to the beating heart works to pump blood.

10. The number of heart attacks peaks(high) on Christmas Day.

Another, 11 to 20 facts about the human heart

  1. A women’s heart beats slightly faster than a man’s heart by almost 8 beats a minute.
  2. The beating sound of your heart is caused by the four valves of the heart opening and closing.
  3. Blue Whales have the largest heart of any mammal, weighing over 1,500 pounds.
  4. Heart disease has been found in 3,000-years-old Egyptian mummies.

15. You control your heart health through diet, exercise and managing stress.

  1. Heart cells stop dividing, which simply means heart cancer is extremely rare.
  2. People really can have a broken heart. It’s known as broken heart syndrome. It happens due to a rush of stress hormones from an emotional or physical stress.
  3. Death from a broken heart syndrome is possible, but extremely rare.
  4. French physician Rene Laennec (1781-1826) invented the stethoscope when he felt it was inappropriate to place his ear on his female patients’ chests.

20. Celebrities who’ve had open-heart surgery include David Letterman, Bill Clinton, Barbara Walters, Jeff Green and Shaun White.

Another, 21 to 25 facts about the human heart

  1. The youngest person to receive open-heart surgery: Baby Chanel survived the operation at just one minute old.
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  1. The first open-heart surgery successfully done in 1893. It was performed by Daniel Hale Williams, the founder of the first black owned hospital in America.
  2. In 1958, the first implantable pacemaker was used. Arne Larsson, who received the pacemaker, lived more than the surgeon who implanted it.
  3. Your heart is a coordinated machine. The right side pumps blood into your lungs, while the left side pumps it back into your body.

25. Laughing is good for the heart. It reduces stress and gives strengthens to your immune system.

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What is the structure of the human heart?

your heart has two sides, a left side and a right side, they are separated through a thin muscular wall known as the Septum. Both, the left and right side of your heart have an upper chamber and a lower chamber.
The upper chambers are known as the left atrium and the right atrium.
The lower chambers are known as the left ventricle and the right ventricle.

The right atrium receives two large veins, the superior vane cava and the inferior vane cava. The superior vana cava brings deoxygenated blood from the head and upper region of the body. The inferior vana cava brings the deoxygenated blood from the lower region of the body. While The left atrium receives oxygenated blood from lungs via pulmonary veins. The left ventricle is thicker than the right ventricle because it has to push blood to all parts of the body at much higher pressure.

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