Heart Facts, Part 2
By Susan Eymann, MS17 Feb 2020
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- If you were to stretch out your entire cardiovascular system, it would extend over twice the circumference of the earth, more than 60,000 miles.
- Heart cells stop dividing, which means heart cancer is extremely rare.
- Whales have the largest heart of any mammal.
- Deaths from heart disease have dropped by 60% over the past forty years due the decrease in smoking and control of diseases such as high blood pressure.
- Warning signs of a heart attack include chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, cold sweat and pain in the jaw, neck, arms, back or stomach.
- Heart attacks are most common on Monday mornings and in the fall and winter. Researchers think that the transition period between sleeping and waking may be the most dangerous time for a heart attack.
- Women are more likely to experience symptoms that do not include chest discomfort.
- Blacks have double the risk of heart failure than Caucasians.
- Most heart attacks result from a clot that forms when plaque breaks off in an artery that supplies blood to the heart. Chewing an Aspirin helps make the clots go away.
- Laughing is good for your heart. It reduces stress and gives a boost to your immune system.