FACT#1 Every day, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles (32 km).
FACT#2 Your heart can keep beating even if it is separated from the body because it has its own electrical impulse.
FACT#3 75 trillion cells receive blood from the heart. Only the corneas don’t.
FACT#4 Your heart will pump nearly 1.5 million barrels of blood during your lifetime, enough to fill 200 train tank cars.
FACT#5 Instead of chest pains, heart attacks in women have nausea, indigestion, and shoulder aches.
FACT#6 Your heart beats over 100,000 times per day.
FACT#7 Owning a cat can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than a third, researchers found.
FACT#8 Multivitamins increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, according to recent studies.
FACT#9 Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.
FACT#10 Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
FACT#11 Eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by one-third.
FACT#12 The human heart is not on the left-hand side of the body; it’s in the middle.
FACT#13 Smoking makes the risk of a heart attack 200% to 400% greater than that of nonsmokers.
FACT#14 People who work 11 hours or more a day are 67% more likely to have a heart attack than those with an 8-hour work day, according to a study.
FACT#15 The inventor of the heart stent approached numerous companies for funding and was rejected. It was funded by the owner of Fuddrucker’s restaurant, whom he met by chance on a golf course.