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Amazing Facts about heart

Amazing Facts about heart

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  • Hearts of women beat faster than men.
  • The human heart weighs less than a pound.
  • Every day approximately 2700 people die of heart diseases.
  • Some surveys reported that most heart attacks occur between hours of 8 and 9AM.
  • During a typical human life span, the heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times.
  • Heart beats 100000 times in one day.
  • The normal pulse is 70 heartbeats per minute.
  • The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet.
  • First open heart surgery was performed by Dr.Daniel Hale Williams in 1893.Click here for more details.
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Daniel Hale Williams-First to have performed cardiac surgery.
  • Every day, the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime, that is equivalent to driving to the moon and back.
  • Because the heart has its own electrical impulse, it can continue to beat even when separated from the body, as long as it has an adequate supply of oxygen.
  • Though weighing only 11 ounces on average, a healthy heart pumps 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels each day.
  • A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in circulation. An adult human has about four to five quarts which the heart pumps to all the tissues and to and from the lungs in about one minute while beating 75 times.
  • Grab a tennis ball and squeeze it tightly: that’s how hard the beating heart works to pump blood.
  • Few researchers have discovered that the longer the ring finger is in the boys the less chance they have of having a heart attack.
  • The right lung is larger than the left one because of the space and placement of the heart.
  • Human heart beats roughly 35 million times in a year.
  • In a lifetime, the heart pumps about one million barrels of blood.
  • People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack.

Credit for few facts: http://facts.randomhistory.com

  • Nikhil

    Wow!! amazing facts..!!
    I’ve read that an average man’s heart weighs 10-12oz; an average woman’s heart weighs 8-10oz. see men have bigger heart to love!! :P
    btw thanks for sharing these amazing facts!