Heart Tips

About Human Heart

The heart is our living and loving organ. It’s that part of our inner being that enables us to love God and what He loves us. Since love is the basis for all our experiences, we need to start anything in life with the Heart!

  • Human heart is an incredible machine.
  • Human heart is a muscular organ.
  • The average heart beats 70 times per minute.
  • That is about 100000 times each day.
  • That is about 36 million times a year.
  • That is about 3 billion times in a life time.
  • Your heart is about a size of fist and is located close to the middle of the chest.
  • Your heart weights between 250-400 grams (9-12 oz) less than approximately 4 medium sized bananas.

Heart Statistics

  • Heart disease has emerged as the number one killer among Indians.
  • With over 3 million deaths due to cardiovascular diseases every year, India is set to be the “heart disease capital of the world.”
  • The cardiovascular disease related deaths projected to reach 2584000 by 2020 from 1175000 in 1990 with a majority of them in the age group of 30-44 year.
  • By 2020, cardiovascular disease will be the cause of over 40 percent deaths in India as compared to 24 percent in 1990. Globally it causes 17.3 million deaths annually.
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that by 2030, India alone will account for 60 percent of the world’s cardiac patients, nearby four times its share of world’s population.
  • Stress, life style choices such as smoking, physical inactivity, expressive alcohol use and poor diet and habit of junk food. These lead to risk of heart diseases.
  • Approximately 1 in every 100 children born with a heart defect by birth. Congenital Heart Disease).
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