HEART
[@OMG FACTS #11]

The fetal heart has developed over time, first like a fish heart, then a frog heart (which frogs had) and finally the four-chamber structure of the human heart. Your heart is act like a synchronized engine - the right-side pumps blood into the lungs, whereas the left-side pumps it back into the body.

 

The heart pumps about 2K gallons of blood through thousands of miles of blood vessels every day. The heart pumps blood through 60K miles of blood vessels.

 

The first heart surgery occurred in 1893 by Daniel Hale Williams, who was one of the black cardiologists in US at that time. Also, the first implantable pacemaker was received by Arne Larsson in 1958 who lived longer than the surgeon.

 

I bet you didn’t know - The youngest person to receive heart surgery was only a minute old. Usually babies don’t survive having such heart defect. Her surgery was successful.

 

Heart failure can also be caused by a viral infection that attacks the heart muscle, but this can happen to anyone at any age. People of all ages need to learn about risk factors, understand the signs and symptoms of heart disease, take steps today to prevent and protect your heart health. Each heart attack symptom is different, so it is important that you learn such signs.

 

Regular exercise is the absolute most significant key to heart wellbeing. What's more, it’s FREE!

 

Pulse rate is influenced by age and wellness level. This chart can give you an idea of how time affects those cardiovascular changes:

  • Newborn: 70 to 160 bpm

  • One to four years: 80 to 120 bpm

  • Five to nine years: 75 to 110 bpm

  • Children 10+ years and non-athletic adults: 60 to 100 bpm

  • Athletic adults: 40 to 60 bpm

 

Here are some unusual facts about HEART:

Horses can mirror a human’s pulse rate

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Some vessels are 10 times smaller than a human hair

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Eating dark chocolate reduces the risk of coronary illness

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No one knows why the heart is related with affection and love

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Heart disease has been found in 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummies

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Drug use, particularly cocaine, influences the heart’s electrical action

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The human heart isn’t ‘heart-molded’, the heart of a cow is near to the shape

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You can control your heart health through eating routine, exercise and destress

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Every cell in the body gets blood from the heart with an exception of corneas

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Heart cells stop dividing, which means heart cancer is extremely rare

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The pixie fly, which is a sort of wasp, has the tiniest heart of any living creature

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Heart attacks are more common on Mondays then on any other day of the week

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The beating sound of your heart is brought by the valves of the heart opening and shutting

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The heart begins to beat at around a month after conception and keeps on doing as such until your death

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Infants’ heart contains similar number of cells as a grown-up heart however is only 1/16th the size!

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A typical heart valve is about the size of a half dollar

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The first heart pacemakers plugged into a wall socket

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The heart can keep beating even if it is separated from the body

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The more education you have, the lower the risk of heart disease

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Your heartbeat can change depending upon the music you tune in to

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Your heart pumps around 1 million barrels of blood during a normal lifetime

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The blue whale has the largest heart - weighing more than 1,500 pounds

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A woman’s average heartbeat is faster than a man’s by almost 8 beats a minute

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A normal heart pumps approximately 4 tablespoons of blood with each beat

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Laughing is useful for your heart. It lessens strain and enhance immune system

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Strange but true – Everyday heart produces sufficient energy to drive a truck 20 miles

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There's a one of every three possibility that your first heart attack will be your last

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Coffee drinkers are less inclined to be hospitalized or stressed over heart mood disturbances

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An electrical framework controls the rhythm of your heart which is called as cardiac conduction system

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Your heart can weigh somewhere between 7 and 15 ounces which is less than 1 pound. On an average, a man’s heart is 2 ounces heavier than a woman’s heart

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