5 Fascinating Facts About Your Heart to You Need to Know

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Celebrate Heart Month by getting to know your hardest working organ with these five fascinating facts about your heart + the signs of a heart attack. Read it now!

It’s Heart Month in Canada, and I’m not talking the chocolate-filled Valentine’s Day treats we give each other to celebrate our love! I’m talking about that hard-working blood-pumping organ in your chest that makes it possible for you to love in the first place! Think about it, without that heart, you wouldn’t be here to enjoy all the other types of hearts this month! As you take the time to appreciate your loved ones on Valentine’s Day, why not take a little more time to get to know your own heart?

 

Fascinating Facts About Your Heart

The human heart is way more amazing than any representations we will see in stores this month. Check out a few fascinating facts that illustrate just how hard it works to keep you going!

You may not like to think about it, but it’s also important to be able to recognize a heart attack, which is what happens when a part of the heart muscle isn’t getting enough blood flow. Symptoms vary by individual; common ones include:

  • Chest discomfort
  • Upper body discomfort (including discomfort in the arms, jaw, neck and back)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating and nausea
  • Light-headedness

In the case of a heart attack make sure you seek immediate treatment. The longer you wait, the more damage to the heart muscle can occur. If you think you are having a heart attack, call 911 then crush or chew two ASPIRIN®81 mg tablets – it could save your life.  ASPIRIN 81mg is approved in Canada for emergency use during a heart attack. If you have questions about your heart, talk to a doctor or trusted health care professional.

Have you heard any other fascinating facts about your heart? Share in the comments!

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

16 thoughts on “5 Fascinating Facts About Your Heart to You Need to Know”

  1. So many cool things I didn’t know about the heart! It’s amazing what our bodies can do that we don’t even think about because they just do it.

  2. The body is amazing, especially the heart. A good friend of ours just had a heart transplant and I couldn’t have been more amazed or more happy to hear the news.

  3. Thank you for those serious facts about the real heart and how much work it does and how to protect it in an emergency. I hope everyone is doing their cardio.

  4. This is important information that we should all know, especially the symptoms! Thanks for sharing- I think I’m going to buy some aspirin to have in the house

  5. These are very interesting facts! It’s so important to take care of our hearts. While small, it’s a pretty important part of our bodies!

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