Amazing facts about the human heart

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  • Heart is the only organ in the body which never rest throughout the entire life.
  • The heart begins beating at four weeks after conception and does not stop until death.
  • Every cell in your body gets blood from your heart, except for your corneas.
  • The average heart beats about 60-100 times per minute, over 100,000 times a day.
  • The heart weighs about 300g and is about the size of your fist.
  • Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day.
  • The heart can continue beating even when it is disconnected from the body as long as it has a supply of oxygen.
  • The beating sound of your heart is caused by the valves of the heart opening and closing.
  • A woman’s average heartbeat is faster than a man’s.
  • You control your heart health through diet, exercise and managing stress.

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