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Heart Facts
23 Facts about Your Heart

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Every day, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles (32 km).
Your heart can keep beating even if it is separated from the body because it has its own electrical impulse.
75 trillion cells receive blood from the heart. Only the corneas don't.
Having an orgasm at
least 3 times a week
cuts in half the likelihood
of coronary heart disease.
Your heart will pump nearly
1.5 million barrels of blood
during your lifetime, enough to
fill 200 train tank cars.
Instead of chest pains, heart attacks in women have nausea, indigestion, and shoulder aches.
Your heart
beats over
100,000 times
per day.
Owning a cat can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than a third, researchers found.
Multivitamins increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, according to recent studies.
Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.
Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
A man received the heart of a suicide victim, married his widow, and years later killed himself on the same way his donor did.
Vegetarians are 19% less likely to die from heart disease, a study found.
Eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by one-third.
Couples who are in love
synchronize their
heart rates

after gazing into each others' eyes for three minutes.
The human heart is not on the left-hand side of the body; it's in the middle.
One-third of first heart attacks are fatal, and another third result in permanent damage to the heart.
Smoking makes the risk of a heart attack 200% to 400% greater than that of nonsmokers.
"Stayin' Alive" has the optimum tempo for performing CPR on someone who has just suffered a heart attack.
People who work 11 hours or more a day are 67% more likely to have a heart attack than those with an 8-hour work day, according to a study.
While sudden heart attacks during sex are rare, 75% of them happen to men who are cheating on their wives.
The inventor of the heart stent approached numerous companies for funding and was rejected. It was funded by the owner of Fuddrucker's restaurant, whom he met by chance on a golf course.
People who work 11 hours or more a day are 67% more likely to have a heart attack than people with an 8-hour work day, according to a study.
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