5 Facts About Your Heart

1. Every day, your heart beats around 100,000 times. The typical person's heart beats around 2.6 billion times in their lifetime.

2. Your heart beats in a rhythm known as "lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub," which is caused by valve leaflets opening and closing.

3. A human heart valve typically measures around half a dollar in size.

4. Your heart pumps almost 1.5 gallons (5.7 liters) of blood every minute. With that pump flow

rate, an Olympic-sized pool could be filled in less than a year. (What an incredible effort!).

5. The size of your adult heart is comparable to the clasping of two hands. The size of a child's heart is roughly equivalent to one fist.

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