Amazing facts of Human Heart

Our heart starts working when we are 4 weeks old in our mother’s womb.


Every minute your heart pumps 5 and a half liters of blood.

It pumps so much blood throughout its life that it can fill 100 large swimming pools.

Our heart pumps blood with such pressure that if it has to pump blood out of the body, the blood will reach a height of 30 meters.

The average heart weight of men is 300 to 350 grams whereas the heart weight of women is between 250 to 300 grams.


The right side of the heart supplies blood only to the lungs while the left side supplies blood to the rest of the body.

Every day your heart produces so much energy that a truck can run up to 32 kilometers.

If your heart continues to get enough oxygen, it will continue to work even when it is separated from the body.

75 lakh crore cells of the body receive blood from the heart except from the corneas of the eyes.

Often we have read and heard that our heart is on the left side but it is not like that, our heart is in the middle of our chest but it is left and slightly bent.


Stethoscope was invented in 1816. Earlier doctors used to put their ears to his chest to check the patient’s heartbeat.

Monday is the day when most heart attacks occur. This is due to the stress of working after vacation.

The heart rate of women is 8 beats per minute more than the heart rate of men.

People who take vitamin pills have an increased risk of heart related diseases and cancer.

The number of non-vegetarians dying of heart disease is 19 per cent higher than that of vegetarians.


People who smoke beedi-cigarettes have an increased risk of heart attack by 200 to 400 percent.

People who work 11 hours or more a day are 67 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those who work 8 hours a day.

Eating dark chocolate can reduce the risk of heart disease by one third.

Being happy reduces the risk of diseases to your heart.

The heart of an average person beats 72 times in a minute, one lakh times in a day and 360 million times in a year.

This figure reaches 250 crores during the whole lifetime.


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