The heart is one of the most important organs in human body. It keeps us alive. It is the only organ that has both muscles and nervous tissues. The main job of our heart is to pump blood to the cells and tissue of our body. It is located in the chest and protected by the rib cage. The branch of science that includes the study of human heart and its diseases is known as cardiology. An average adult’s heart beats approximately 72 times in a minute. It is 100,000 times in a day and 2.5 billion times in the entire lifetime.
Fun Facts: –
- Every day, human heart creates enough energy to drive a truck approximately 20 miles.
- It has its own electrical impulse so it will continue to beat even if it is separated from the body.
- Our heart beat changes and mimics to the music we are listening to.
- It pumps about 1.5 gallons of blood every minute.
- Human heart starts beating after just 4 weeks of conception.
- Prolonged lack of sleep can cause irregular jumping heartbeats. This situation is known as Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVC).
- A woman’s heart beats faster by 8 beats as compared to the heart of a man.
- The electrocardiograph was invented in 1903 by physiologist William Einthoven. It measures the electric current in the heart.
- Our heart works continuously during our entire life and never gets a break.
- A good belly laugh helps to keep your heart healthy.
- Our heart is located in the center of our chest, right below the sternum.
- Contrary to a popular myth, a sneeze does not stop your heart.