Heart Facts

Women hearts beat faster than men.

The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet.

The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year.

People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack.

Three years after a person quits smoking, there chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before.

The first open heart surgery was performed by Dr. Daniel Hall Williams in 1893.

Olive oil can help in lowering cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of heart complications.

Most heart attacks occur between the hours of 8 and 9 AM.

The human heart weighs less than a pound.

Scientists have discovered that the longer the ring finger is in boys the less chance they have of having a heart attack.

In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa.

At one time it was thought that the heart controlled a person's emotions.

In a lifetime, the heart pumps about one million barrels of blood.

The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the space and placement of the heart.

The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year.