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Heart Facts, Part 1

By Susan Eymann, MS12 Feb 2020

In recognition of February as American Heart Awareness month, Transonic is pleased to post this blog along with an offer for a free Transonic Flowprobe. To learn more about how you can get a free Transonic Flowprobe, click here.

  1. The average heart is the size of a fist in an adult.Screen Shot 2020-02-07 at 11.31.13 AM
  2. 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.
  3. The heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day.
  4. The human heart weighs less than 1 pound. However, a man’s heart, on average, is 2 ounces heavier than a woman’s heart.
  5. The beating sound of your heart is caused by the valves of the heart opening and closing.
  6. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 causes of death in the United States
  7. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths in the U.S. are caused by heart disease.
  8. Approximately, 40,000 infants are born each year in the U.S. with congenital heart disease.
  9. The heart is formed by the 30th day of fetal life.
  10. A heart will beat about 115,000 times each day.

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