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Pumping more than 100,000 times a day, your heart is the hardest working muscle you have.
Though not the largest — it’s the size of your two fists clasped together — it is a workhorse, pumping about 1.5 gallons of blood each minute. With each beat, your heart sends oxygen rich blood throughout your body.
Heart disease, however, remains a leading cause of death. On average, cardiovascular disease claims one life every 37 seconds in the United States.
That’s why it’s important to know how your heart works and what you can do to keep it healthy.
Here are five facts about your heart that might surprise you:
Find out your risk for heart and vascular disease with a five-minute HeartAware assessment.
At the Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center®, we’re committed to providing the highest quality care possible. Find out why for us, this is personal.
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