7 Amazing Facts About Your Heart

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Did you know broken heart syndrome is real? Super stressful events, like a death or a divorce, can trigger chest pain. Spooky but true.

If doctors removed your ticker, it would keep beating for a little while, thanks to its own electrical system.

Heard about the guy who lived with an artificial heart for 555 days? It kept him alive while he waited for a heart transplant. Talk about a machine.

Your own heart pumps a gallon and a half blood per minute, and it beats about 100,000 times a day, around 35 million times a year, and about 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime.

Now, women versus men. Who's got the quicker average heartbeat? Women, by about eight beats per minute.

Last. Know what a healthy beat sounds like? Lub-dub. That the valves inside the heart closing. But your amazing ticker is always open for business, pumping blood 24/7. So take great care of it.