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28 Incredible Heart Facts For American Heart Month


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February is American Heart Month, a critical time to reflect on the health of one of your most important organs.

Cardiovascular diseases are the #1 cause of death globally for both men and women, yet most people aren't aware of its reach. Here are 28 facts about the heart, one for each day of American Heart Month.

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28 Incredible Heart Facts For American Heart Month

  1. 1. The heart is one of the most important and amazing organs in the body, yet it often doesn't receive the attention it deserves. This is surprising considering cardiovascular diseases continue to be the #1 cause of death globally. More people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. In fact, an estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2012, representing 31% of all global deaths, and nearly 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 38 seconds. Here are 28 incredible facts about the heart. 28 Incredible Facts For American Heart Month The more education you have, the lower your risk of heart disease. A normal heart valve is about the size of a half dollar. Education Heart Health 1 2 3 4 plugged into a wall socket The first heart cell begins to beat as early as The first pacemakers and a strong sense of emotional vitality helps lower your risk of heart disease. 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 The number of heart attacks peaks on Christmas Day, followed by December 26th and New Year's. WEEKSWEEKS The first “study” showing benefits of a vegetarian diet appears in the Bible’s Book of Daniel. (600 BCE) The blue whale has the LARGEST HEART weighing in at over POUNDS Modesty prompted the invention of the stethoscope. Before it existed, doctors had to press their ears directly to each patient's chest. Heart disease has been found in 3,000-year-old mummies Your heart is about the size of your two hands clasped together. It beats times every day. That’s ONE... HUNDRED... THOUSAND! Regular exercise is the single most important key to heart health. Oh...and it’s FREEFREE Heart disease is your greatest health threat and is a greater danger than breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. prostate cancer breast cancer Heart Disease beating sound of valve leaflets opening and closing. The is the clap Each minute your heart pumps of blood. 1.5 GALLONS while the LEFT SIDE pumps it back into your body. Your heart is a coordinated machine. The RIGHT SIDE pumps blood into your lungs, Celebrities who’ve had open heart surgery recently include David Letterman, Bill Clinton, Robin Williams, Barbara Walters, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Regis Philbin through diet, exercise and managing stress You control your heart health Heart Cancer is VERY RARE because heart cells stop divinding early in life. During an average lifetime, the heart will pump nearly 1.5million barrels of blood enough to fill train tank cars 200 A kitchen faucet would need to be turned on all the way for at least 45 years to equal the amount of blood pumped by the heart in an average lifetime. and 22% goes to the kidneys 5%of blood supplies the heart 15-20% goes to the brain and central nervous system The heart begins beating at four weeks after conception and does not stop until we die. On December 3, 1967, Dr. Christiaan Barnard of South Africa transplanted a human heart into the body of Louis Washansky. Although the recipient lived only 18 days, it is considered the first successful heart transplant. and “ventricle” is Latin for “little belly”. “Atrium” is Latin for “entrance hall,” The average male’s heart beats 70x 78x whereas the average woman has a heart rate of per minute per minute. Though weighing only 11 ounces, a healthy heart pumps 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels each day Sources: http://facts.randomhistory.comMarketing & Public Relations | Do great work for good people.™ | @herofarm |