Heart is the most important organ in the human body. Human heart has incredible ability to keep all the activities going and keeps the various organs function normally. Do you think you know all about this organ? Here are some really interesting facts about the human heart that you did know before.
Human heart beats about 100,000 times in a day and sends 2,000 gallons of blood through the body. Any type of damage to the heart or its valves can result in reduced pumping power. This reduced pumping power forces heart to work harder to keep up the body’s demand for blood.
In general, females typically have faster heart beats than males. On average, women have a heart rate of 78 beats per minute while men have a heart rate of 70 times a minute. In an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times.
Pump a Lot
Your heart keeps on pumping blood throughout your life. Ever thought how much would that be? During an average lifetime, your heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood which would be enough to fill more than 3 super oil tankers.
Human heart is one of the most crucial organs for life. The importance of its task makes it a true workaholic. Your heart does the most physical work of any muscle during the lifetime.
With the amount of work your heart does, it may sound to be a huge organ however it is just as big as your wrist. Although, it’s no bigger than your fist but it keeps the blood to flow through the 60,000 miles of blood vessels and feeds your body organs and tissues.
Too many to feed
The human heart is an amazing pumping station that loves it’s job. Your heart has to feed almost all of the body’s 75 trillion cells except the corneas that don’t need blood.
Working since so young
Ideally the human heart starts beating right at the fourth week of conception. The ‘thump thump’ sound is generated by the closing of the four valves in the heart.