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Matters of the Heart - an infographic look at the human heart

MATTERS OF THE HEART The top number = I YOU the highest level your blood B pressure reaches when your heart contracts (systolic pressure) Your body has about 5.6 litres of blood circulating through it three times every minute. In one day, the blood travels a total of 12,000 miles, The bottom number = the lowest A. Right atrium B. Right ventricle C. Left ventricle D. Left atrium E. Aorta further than the level blood pressure reaches as your your heart relaxes between beats distance around the coastline of Great Britain. (diastolic pressure) F. Left pulmonary artery G. Superior vena cava Coastline of the Island of Great Britain: 11,073 miles. The Circulatory System Source: Ordnance Survey The body's system of arteries, veins and capillaries is over 60,000 miles long. Enough to go around the world more than twice. A Comparison of Lifetime Heart Beats Right: arterial and venous systems in the Natural World Heart Attacks A Comparison of Different ECG Readings Total Lifetime Heart Beats The Blue Whale has the largest minutes Most heart attacks are heart in the animal world. caused by coronary heart disease (CHD), a term used to describe the narrowing of However, its heart only consti- tutes 0.6% of its body mass, around the same proportion as a 3,000,000,000- Normal The length of time between each heart attack death in the UK 2,500,000,000- thdnhuhuh tghnhnhnh the coronary arteries by the build-up of fatty material human heart. 2,000,000,000- The average human heart beating at 70 beats per minute for 80 years will beat 2.94 billion times, more than any within their walls. 1,500,000,000- Fast Cholesterol is a fatty (tachycardia) 1,000,000,000 substance carried around the 500,000,000+ other heart on the planet! body by proteins. Low density lipoproteins (LDL) is known as the bad type of cholesterol. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is known as the good type of cholesterol. Cholesterol is measured in 16 Slow (bradycardia) Heart Weight th seconds Irregular Blue Whale The time it takes for bl0ood to go from the 500 KGs heart to the toes and back again millimols per litre of blood Heart Human (mmol/1). Attack (STEMI) 0.3 KG You should aim to have a total cholesterol level under 4 mmol/l. The electrocardiogram was invented in 1902 by Dutch physiologist Willem Einthoven Blue Whale Large Dog BLOOD PRESSURE Elephant Human Number of heart beats

Matters of the Heart - an infographic look at the human heart

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An infographic look at the amazing human heart (including info on heart attacks, heart size, heart beats and blood pressure).


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