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.