Heart Anatomy

Heart Anatomy Trivia Quiz Fun Facts

Did you know? Aside from the fact that most people are wrong about the location of the heart, there's also the myth that the heart stops beating the minute it leaves the body.

How true is this? Find out more with our heart anatomy fun facts.


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The heart is made up of four valves: mitral, tricuspid, aortic, and pulmonary. While the first two control blood flow towards the ventricles, the second two valves send blood out of the ventricles.

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The heart is said to be about as large as a person's closed fist.

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The aortic valve is one of the heart's four valves. It is responsible for bringing blood from the ventricles.

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The human body is said to have approximately 10 billion capillaries and while they are small, they serve a big purpose ' carrying blood from the heart.

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Heart rate is affected by a number of factors including age and physicality. While the normal resting heart rate is between 60-100 bpm, some athletes have a heart rate between 40 and 50 beats per minute.

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When measuring heart rate, it is measured with how many beats there are per minute. What many medical professionals do to quickly calculate it is to count for 15 seconds and then multiply the number by four.

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The heart is made up of four chambers. Two of them are the atria and the other two are the ventricles.

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The upper chambers of the heart are called the atria. With there being two, the one on the right receives deoxygenated blood from the veins while the left receives oxygenated blood from the pulmonary vein.

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The heart is at the center of the circulatory system that also consists of the blood and blood vessels.

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