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The Heart Facts

colored diagram of the heart with labels
Did you know that your heart as big or as small as you may think it is has its own power supply and will continue to beat when
separated from the body?That would be for about 3-5 minutes though because of the 'NO supply of oxygen physiology'. It's not science fiction, it's scientifically proved.

Do you still remember the Pirates of the Caribbean movie of 2006: Dead Man's Chest? Jones’ weakness is his heart, locked within the Dead Mans Chest. If you still cannot believe, cut out your heart, you will see that it will still be beating for like 3-5 minutes then put it back into your chest, Lmao. Please do NOT try doing that at home or even anywhere else.

That's by the way. I'm not here actually to tell you about movies or what to and what not to try. I'm about to wow you with some other things that you do not know about the heart, some you may know but I bet you; majority you won't know.

The heart is a muscular organ in humans and other animals which pump blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system. The blood provides the body with oxygen and nutrients. The heart is located in the middle compartment of the mediastinum in the chest. The heart is divided into four parts; Upper left and right atria and lower left and right ventricles. The right artrium and the right ventricle are known as left heart.The walls of the heart include epicardium, myocardium and endocardium.


Smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, poor diet, stress, not enough exercise and poorly controlled diabetes among others.


  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

  • Congenital heart defects

  • Irregular heart beat (Arrhythmia)

  • Weak heart muscles (Cardiomyopathy)

  • Heart valve problems

  • Heart infections


  • Fast or slow heartbeat

  • Dizziness

  • Lightheadedness

  • Chest pains

  • Skin rash

  • Swelling in legs and stomach


  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

  • Echocardiogram

  • Cardiac computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI)

  • Stress test


These I would say are the preventive solutions for heart problems. It is better preventive than corrective. Take care of your heart when it is still healthy, do not allow medical experts to take advantage of your pockets when you too can be a doctor of your own. The solutions i'll give will be a bit concise and easy to understand.

  • Make sure you drink a lot of water daily

  • Eat a healthy diet rich in fiber and omega III fatty acids

  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables like blueberry, almond, grapefruit etc.

  • Moderate the intake of alcohol. Drinking more than two bottles of alcohol daily damages the walls of the heart making you prone to heart attack and other heart related problems.

  • Eat food that contains low fat, sodium and cholesterol. Do not cook with an ordinary ground oil. Use soy bean oil like Grand Pure Soy Bean oil certified by and registered by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria.

  • Quit smoking. The Federal Ministry of Health warns that smokers are liable to die young

  • Good intake of oatmeal, eggs and yoghurt plus regular exercise

  • Go for a medical checkup, monthly or annually, depending on the one that suits you better.

Let me quickly take you over to some amazing facts about the heart some of which you may not even believe or have not heard of in your life. The facts that baffles me about the heart is that...

  • Everyday the heart beats about 100,000 times, sending 2,000 gallons of blood surging through your body. Although it is no bigger than your fist, your heart has the mighty job of keeping blood flowing through the 60,000 miles of blood vessels that feed your organs and tissues. Any damage can reduce the pumping power forcing it to work harder than it should just to keep up with the body's demand for blood.

  • The male adult heart weighs about 10 ounces while the female weighs about 8 ounces. When a woman has a heart attack, she are more likely to have nausea, indigestion and shoulder aches rather than the hall mark chest pain. It is a killer of both male and female. Both gender should keep this health advice: do not smoke, keep your blood pressure and cholesterol in check.

  • Having an active sex life could cut a man's risk of dying from a heart attack. Having an orgasm 3 to 4 times a week might just offer enough potent protection from heart attack or stroke. Whether sex works as well for women's heart is unclear but a healthy love life seems to equate to good overall health.

  • You are more likely to have a heart attack on a Monday morning than at any other day of the week. Doctors have long known that morning is prime time for heart attacks. It is called "witching hour".That's because levels of a stress hormone called cortisol peak early in the day. When this happens, cholesterol plaque that has built up in the arteries can rupture and block the flow of blood to the heart. Add in the rise in blood pressure and increased heart rate from the stress of returning to work after weekend and you have a perfect recipe for Monday morning attack. Reduce your stress levels, practice yoga, medidate, exercise, laugh and spend more quality time with your family or friends, whatever works best for you.

  • Health experts now have proved that laughter is a good medicine. A good belly laugh can send 20% more blood flowing through the entire body. When people watch funny movies, their blood flow increases. It might just be the perfect antidote to stress. When you laugh, the lining of your blood vessel wall relaxes and expands. So have a good giggle and your heart will thank you. Practice these tips and I assure you a healthy long life on planet earth. Keep on laughing.

Yes, keep on laughing, continue, keep it up, laugh more! It reduces the chances of getting any heart or heart related disease.

My head is already empty as you can read. Soin the absence of any other thing... wait, I just remembered something. Did you know that see you in my next post is what I just remembered to say?


  1. the heart? its own power supply?

    1. what do you think chima

    2. Yes, it does have it's own power supply

    3. Yes, it does have it's own power supply


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