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Meet the heart – Find out exactly where the heart rests in your body and what it does!


Your heart sits in the middle of your chest and pumps blood from about 4 weeks after conception until the day that you die. It never stops, and over your lifetime it will pump ~175 million liters of blood. To visualize that, imagine the amount of water that falls over Niagara falls in a few minutes. Remarkable! This little pump is the size of your clenched fist and in an adult can weigh about 300 grams. Watch […]

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Lub Dub – The Sound of Heart Beat


Do you ever wonder why the heart sounds the way it does? Opening and closing of heart valves makes the heart rhythm come alive with its lub dub beats…   Heart sounds are the noises generated by the beating heart and the resultant flow of blood through it. Specifically, the sounds reflect the turbulence created when the heart valves snap shut. In cardiac auscultation, an examiner may use a stethoscope to listen for these unique and distinct […]

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