Have a heart: It’s the only one you’ve got

The heart has a pretty big job. It feeds the entire body. With every beat it distributes life-saving oxygen and nutrients to vital organs and muscles.

It beats about 100,000 times a day and 35 million times a year.

You would think that with such a large responsibility, the heart must be pretty hefty. Actually, it doesn’t even weigh a pound. It’s about the size of a fist, and can fit snugly in the palm of your hand.

Clearly, size does not matter.

It might sound incongruous, but In order to pump blood, the heart needs a supply itself. Four major arteries feed the heart. But if the blood is blocked, a heart attack can ensue.

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An invisible enemy

Without warning atherosclerosis or plaque, a composition of cholesterol, white blood cells, calcium and other inflammatory substances, can build up in the walls of the arteries. “The process for plaque


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