Heart Facts

Heart Facts

Heart Facts
  • Women hearts beat faster than men.
  • Three years after a person quits smoking, there chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before.
  • The human heart weighs less than a pound.
  • The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet.
  • The first open heart surgery was performed by Dr. Daniel Hall Williams in 1893.
  • Scientists have discovered that the longer the ring finger is in boys the less chance they have of having a heart attack.
  • The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the space and placement of the heart.
  • The human heart beat roughly 35 million times a year.
  • Olive oil can help in lowering cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of heart complications.
  • In a lifetime, the heart pumps about one million barrels of blood.
  • In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack.
  • Most heart attacks occur between the hours of 8 and 9 AM.
  • The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year.
  • At one time it was thought that the heart controlled a person's emotions.
  • Every day 2,700 people die of heart disease.
  • During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times.
  • In one day your heart beats 100,000 times.
  • For humans the normal pulse is 70 heartbeats per minute.
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