Human Heart Facts
Your heart is one of the most important organs in your entire body which continuously pumps blood around the body through blood vessels. It is located in the chest and completely protected by the rib cage. The heart is made up of four chambers which are called, left atrium, right atrium, left ventricle and right ventricle.
Fun Facts: –
- The human heart is about the same size as a fist. It weighs only about 11 ounces.
- The human heart has four valves.
- On an average, in one day, your heart beats about 100,000 times.
- If adequate oxygen is supplied then your heart will not stop beating even when separated from the body because it has its own electrical impulse.
- After four weeks of conception, the heart starts beating.
- There are two pathways through which the heart circulates blood, the pulmonary circuit and the systematic circuit.
- An average adult heart beats 72 times in a minute.
- Your heart is the one muscle which does the most physical work during a lifetime.
- The pumping action of the heart muscles is called the heart beat.
- On an average, a human heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day.
- Human cornea is the only place in our body where blood is not supplied by the heart.
- The heart of a woman beats faster than the heart of a man.
- In 1967, the first ever successful heart transplant has been done in South Africa.
- The heart is not located in the left side. It is in the middle of the chest.