Heart Health

” Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” Pro 4:23

It’s heart health month and I attended a talk on the advances in cardiology today on my day off. My grandfather died from an aortic aneurysm and I used to call on cardiologists so I’ve been a little more cautious about heart disease and have taken precautions to help prevent it myself. I cut out meat a few years ago because some of my cardiologists were doing it for their patients, and my father had been through a stem cell transplant. Thank God for medicine and technology.

Who better to hear heart health facts from than Dr. Deepak Talreja and his father, Dr. Roshan Talreja.

There are certainly some interesting facts I learned today about heart disease and cardiovascualr events I’d like to share. Did you know that 1 out of 3 females, and 1 out of 2 males, will die from a cardiovascular event in their lifetime? Here are some other interesting facts:

  • Cardiomyocytes make up the heart.
  • 100,000 neurons (thinking cells) in one heart.
  • The heart beats about 70x/min
  • Every 33 seconds someone experiences a heart attack.
  • 77 million people have high blood pressure.
  • The heart is a brain – it feels.
  • The heart is the center of existence.
  • The heart cells start beating around day 25 during development.

Did you know that two people can be holding hands and taking two different tests, and EEG (brain waves) and the EKG (heart waves) and the heart waves will show up on the EEG test, but not the opposite.

The heart talks to the brain with every heartbeat.

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