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  • The average heart beats for adults 72 times per minute; 100,000 times per day; 3,600,000 times per year and 2.5 billion times during a whole life span.
  • Although heart weigh up only 11 ounces on average, a healthy heart drives 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels every day.
  • The quantity of blood pumped by the heart can differ above an extensive range from five to 30 liters a minute.
  • Each and every day, the heart produces sufficient energy to force a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime, that is equal to driving to the moon and come back.
  • Since the heart has its own electrical inclination, it can persist to beat even when separated from the body, only if it has an enough supply of oxygen.
  • The fetal heart rate is about twice as quick as an adult's, at about 150 beats a minute. In the time a fetus is 12 weeks old, its heart drives a wonderful 60 pints of blood a day.
  • The heart pumps blood to approximately all of the body's 75 trillion cells, but only the corneas get no blood supply.
  • In an average lifetime, the heart will push nearly 1.5 million gallons of blood-adequate to fill up 200 train tank cars.
  • The heart does the majority physical work of any power during a lifetime. The power production of the heart varies from 1-5 watts. Though the quadriceps can make 100 watts for a few minutes, a production of one watt for 80 years is equal to 2.5 gigajoules.
  • Only 5% percent of blood supplies the heart, 15-20% goes to the brain and central nervous system and 22% goes to the kidneys.

Essential Functions of Heart

  • The "thump-thump" of a heartbeat is the echo made by the four valves of the heart closing.
  • The heart initiates beating at four weeks after formation and does not stop until death.
  • An infant baby has about one cup of blood in flow. An adult human has more than four to five quarts which the heart pumps to the entire tissues and to and from the lungs in about one minute even as beating 75 times.
  • The heart pumps oxygenated blood through the aorta (the largest artery) at about 1 mile (1.6 km) per hour. By the instance blood attains the vessels, it is affecting approximately 43 inches (109 cm) per hour.
  • Extended lack of sleep can cause uneven jumping heartbeats called premature ventricular contractions (PVCs).
  • Some important snorers may have a form called obtrusive sleep apnea (OSA), which can harmfully affect the heart.
  • Cocaine involves the heart's electrical action and causes tremor of the arteries, which can direct to a stroke or heart attack, even for healthy people.
  • "Atrium" is Latin for "entrance hall," and "ventricle" is Latin for "small belly."
  • A woman's heart normally beats earlier than a man's. The heart of a common man beats roughly 70 times per minute, while the average woman has a heart rate of 78 a minute.
  • Blood is really a tissue. When the body is at rest, it takes just six seconds for the blood to go from the heart to the lungs and backside, only eight seconds for it to go the mind and back, and only 16 seconds for it to arrive at the toes and take a trip all the way back to the heart.
  • The right atrium clutches about 3.5 tablespoons of blood. The right ventricle clutches slightly more than a quarter cup of blood. The right atrium holds the same amount of blood as the left, but its walls are three times thicker.
  • Take hold of a tennis ball and press it tightly: that's how tough the beating heart workings to pump blood.