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Heart Health Fun Facts

  • Heart Disease is your greatest health threat (and is greater danger than breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men)
  • Regular exercise is the single most important key to heart health
  • The beating sound of your heart is the clap of your valve leaflets opening and closing
  • Each minute your heart pumps 1.5 gallons of blood
  • The heart is a coordinated machine.  The right side pumps blood into your lungs while the left side pumps it back into the body.
  • Control your heart health through diet, exercise and managing stress


  • Your heart beats 100,000 times per day.
  • Modesty prompted the invention of the stethoscope.  Before its existence the doctor had to press their ears directly to each patient's chest.
  • The number of heart attacks peaks on Christmas Day followed by December 26th and New Year's Day.


  • People really can have a broken heart.  Sometimes life situations can cause temporary heart failure.
  • The more education and health awareness you have the lower your risk of heart disease.
  • The normal heart valve is about the size of a half dollar.
  • The first heart pacemakers plugged into a wall socket.
  • Happiness and a strong sense of emotional vitality will help lower your risk of heart disease.

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