71 Interesting Facts About Human Heart

Last updated on May 15th, 2022

54. Did you know that the female heart beats approximately 8 times more in a minute as compared to that of men?

55. Surprisingly, most heart attacks happen on a Monday morning. This could be due to the stress related to our jobs or something similar.

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56. Exercise has been found to be useful for the heart’s health and it also lowers the resting rate.

57. Cardiovascular diseases are accountable for 30% of deaths globally. And these diseases affect women more than the men. The coronary artery disease and stroke are the most common of these diseases. Cardiologists are the specialized person who studies the diseases of the heart.

58. The events that take place in the heart between successive beats constitute a cardiac cycle.

59. Did you know that the human heart beats for more than 2 and a half billion times during an average lifetime? And this it does without ever pausing. Awesome, isn’t it!

60. Interestingly, the heart also grows with the body. A baby’s heart is same as the size of its fist while that of an adult man is in proportion to the size of their body.

61. Those who do not laugh must take it seriously and learn that a hearty laugh is good for the heart. When you laugh, there is 20% increase in blood flow.

62. The blood passes through the heart 1000 times a day and provides nourishment and oxygen to the various body parts. Blood is actually a tissue.

63. Heart health can be improved through exercise. Because when we exercise, the heart beats faster and delivers extra oxygen throughout the body.

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64. A woman’s heart is smaller than that of a man’s. Usually, it weighs 8-10 ounces while the weight of a man’s heart is between 10-12 ounces.

65. A normal heart beats more than 100,000 times a day. A simple calculation can reveal this fact. Suppose, a regular heart beats 70 times a minute, it would thus beat 4200 times an hour and 100,800 times a day. This number, however, differs from person to person.

66. Blood travels through the heart through the veins while it travels away from the heart through the arteries.

67. Because the heart has its own electrical impulse system, it can even beat when removed from the body.

68. The first successful human-to-human heart transplant was done in 1967 on December 3 by Christiaan Barnard. The patient, however, lived only for 18 days after the transplant.

69. Cardiac output is the term used to measure the amount of blood pumped by each ventricle in one minute. The average Cardiac output is 5.5 liter per minute.

70. The first open heart surgery was performed by Dr. Daniel Hall Williams in 1893.

71. The heart of a human fetus beats about 50 million times before delivery, considering it beats an average of 140 beats/minute, and the baby is delivered after a full term of 39 weeks.