Uncommon Facts about the Heart

in #science7 years ago

These are some unknown facts about one of the most important organ in the human body:

  • The heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day.
  • The average heart is the size of a fist in an adult.
  • The heart can continue to beat even when it’s disconnected from the body.
  • The first open heart surgery was done by African American Cardiologist, Daniel Hale Williams in 1893.
  • The earliest known case of heart disease was found in 3,500 year old Egyptian mummy.
  • The beating sound of your heart is the result of the valves of the heart opening and closing.
  • The heart of a women beat slightly faster than the heart of a man.

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Interesting, thanks for the information. In Fluid Mechanics, we were taught that the heart was the original biological pump, that's how pumps are designed as well.

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