Your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body; it’s what keeps you alive. It beats approximately 100,000 times per day and pumps at least 2,500 gallons of blood daily.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is related to a process called atherosclerosis, a condition that develops when plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries. The buildup narrows the arteries, making it harder for blood to flow through. Eventually a blood clot may form; it can stop the blood flow which can cause a heart attack or stroke.
Appreciate your heart and take care of it. Keep reading for some surprising facts you never knew about your heart.