Heart Facts, Part 1
By Susan Eymann, MS12 Feb 2020
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- The average heart is the size of a fist in an adult.
- The heart is actually two pumps connected by a septum. One pump on the right pumps blood to the lungs to get oxygenated; the other, on the left, pumps blood throughout the body to nourish the cells.
- The heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day.
- The human heart weighs less than 1 pound. However, a man’s heart, on average, is 2 ounces heavier than a woman’s heart.
- The beating sound of your heart is caused by the valves of the heart opening and closing.
- Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 causes of death in the United States
- Every year, 1 in 4 deaths in the U.S. are caused by heart disease.
- Approximately, 40,000 infants are born each year in the U.S. with congenital heart disease.
- The heart is formed by the 30th day of fetal life.
- A heart will beat about 115,000 times each day.