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10 Mind-Bending Facts About Your Heart

Written by Courteney

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 5:38 pm


We’ve been looking at some of interesting facts about each of the body’s organs, up next is the amazing human heart:

  1. According to the Cleveland clinic, heart disease was found in 3,000-year-old mummies!
  2. The adult heart is nearly the size of two human fists.
  3. Every day your heart pumps approximately 2,000 gallons of blood through the body’s intricate vessel system!
  4. You’d have to let a water faucet running full force for about 45 years to equal the amount of blood pumped through your body over the course of your lifetime.
  5. If your heart was hooked up to oxygen, it could continue to pump even outside of your body! Cool…but creepy.
  6. The heart supplies blood to nearly 75 trillion cells (all except those in the cornea)!
  7. You’re statistically more likely to have a heart attack on a Monday morning than any other time!
  8. There really is possible to die of a “broken heart”, as extreme grieving upon losing a loved one can lead to extreme stress and a shock to your system, which has actually caused people to have a heart attack.
  9. The four chambers of the heart are: the left and right atria and the left and right ventricles.
  10. People aren’t joking when they say laughter is the best medicine – when you giggle, the lining in the walls of your blood vessels relax, which increases your blood flow for nearly an hour after your hearty laugh! So, laughing really is good for your heart.

Your heart is a complex, delicate organ, so take good care of it with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise! Thanks for visiting DocChat! Check feel free to check out our other amazing fact sheets on your lungs, liver, brain and skin next!

 

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