Facts about the heart

Facts about the heart


Facts about the heart

The heart is a muscular organ of the body which is about the size of the fist, located behind and slightly left of the breastbone.The heart is one of the bodies most essential organ because it pumps blood through the connection of the cardiovascular system also known as arteries and veins.


Chambers of the heart


The heart is made up of four Chambers namely, two atria and two ventricles.
The right atrium receives blood from the body and passes it the right ventricle. The right ventricle pumps the blood to the lungs where it becomes oxygenated. The oxygenated blood is brought back to the heart through the pulmonary veins which enters the left atrium.



Interesting facts about the heart you probably haven't heard off

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. Everyone thinks that the heart is located on the left side of your chest.isn't it? Well, that's what we thought, but bear it in mind that the heart is actually located on the right in the middle of your chest between your two lungs.which is being protected by your ribs.

. Guess you probably didn't know that your heart which is about the size of two fists and weighs 10 ounces or slightly less than a can of soda beats up to 100,000 times a day.

. Your heart beats 70 times in 60 seconds,each heart beats pumps 60 to 90 mililiters of blood out of the body.that is, it moves 5-7 liter's of blood in 60 seconds (1 minute) which is about 2000 gallons(7600 liter's) in a single day.

. The heart has 4 Chambers namely: the left and right atrium,in Latin word "atrium" means "entrance hall". And the left and right ventricle which also means small belly.

. The heart can continue beating even when being disconnected from the body or being placed in saline solution.because your heart has it's own electrical system that enables the heart to continue beating for as long as it continues receiving its oxygen,even when being separated from the rest of your body.

. The woman's heart beats faster than a man's heart.because their hearts are smaller in size and need to beat more in other to pump the same amount of blood with man's heart.

. Laughing is good for your health.because it helps to balance s your hormones and also reduces inflammation in your arteries and increases good cholesterol.it also helps prevent a "broken heart". and actual medical conditions caused by a rush of stress hormones from an emotional or physical stress event.

. The beating sounds of your heart is caused by the valves of the heart opening and closing as the pumps blood.

. Sex helps to lower heart attack.because a good sex is good for your heart because it helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance.

Hope you have truly understood the interesting facts about the heart. Thanks for your reading and if you have any questions, let us know in the comments section