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                                               Human Heart Facts

Human heart ensures that all the organs in the body remain in a good condition by performing vital functions. It beats approximately 100,000 times a day which is about 35 million times over the course of a year. Every day it sends about 2,000 gallons of blood surging through the body.

It is a part of human body’s circulatory system. Its rhythm is controlled by an electrical system known as the cardiac conduction system. A man’s heart weighs about 10 ounces, while a woman’s heart weighs approximately 8 ounces.

 

Quick Facts: –

  • The earliest known case of heart disease was identified in the remains of a 3,500-year-old Egyptian mummy.
  • An average human heart weighs only about 11 ounces and it is equal to the size of a fist.
  • Irregular jumping heartbeats called premature ventricular contractions are caused by prolonged lack of sleep.
  • The beating sound of the heart is caused when the valves of the heart close and open.
  • It has four different chambers which are right ventricle, left ventricle, right atrium and left atrium.
  • “Atrium” is Latin for “entrance hall,” and “ventricle” is Latin for “little belly.”
  • Generally, the heart rate gets slower as children grow or adult people get physically fitter.
  • Our heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood to a distance of 30 feet.
  • The first ever open heart surgery was performed in 1893, by Daniel Hale Williams.
  • Heart cancer is a very rare disease as heart cells stop dividing.
 

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