25 Amazing facts about the human heart

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Amazing facts about the human heart

Fact 1: The heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day.

Fact 2: The heart begins beating four weeks after conception and doesn't stop until death.

Fact 3: Your heart rate can change and mimic the music you listen to.

Fact 4: The heart can continue to beat even when separated from the body because it has its electrical impulse.

Fact 5: The heart's electrical system is so powerful that it can create sparks, which can be seen with the naked eye.

Fact 6: A woman's heart typically beats faster than a man's heart.

Fact 7: Your heart can pump blood through 100,000 miles of blood vessels in less than a minute.

Fact 8: Laughter can increase blood flow by 20%, promoting a healthier heart.

Fact 9: Your heart can continue to beat even if it's separated into two pieces.

Fact 10: The sound of a heartbeat is the "lub-dub" sound made by the heart valves closing.

Fact 11: The heart weighs about 8-10 ounces in men and 6-8 ounces in women.

Fact 12: The heart contracts about 100,000 times a day.

Fact 13: The human heart can beat outside the body if supplied with enough oxygen.

Fact 14: The heart pumps blood to nearly every cell in the body, including itself.

Fact 15: An average person's heart will beat about 2.5 billion times in their lifetime.

Fact 16: The heart starts to beat before the brain is formed in a developing fetus.

Fact 17: The heart is not located on the left side of the chest; it's in the center, with a slight tilt to the left.

Fact 18: A heart attack doesn't always manifest as chest pain; it can also cause discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach.

Fact 19: A newborn's heart rate is much faster than an adult's, averaging 120-160 beats per minute.

Fact 20: The heart's pacemaker is called the sinoatrial (SA) node.

Fact 21: Your heart pumps about 70-75 milliliters of blood per beat.

Fact 22: Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally.

Fact 23: The heart has its electrical impulses, generated by the heart's pacemaker.

Fact 24: The heart can continue beating even if it is separated from the body, as long as it has an oxygen supply.

Fact 25: Your heart rate can increase when you're scared or excited due to the release of adrenaline.

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