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A Healthy Heart
|by Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Satpathy|
Why is every one so concerned about the heart and the heart attack? Because other organs give ample time before they fail but when heart stops it’s the end of the world. Liver takes days and weeks before it fails; so also, other organs like kidney, lung and brain do not cause sudden death.
See the image above of the heart; you will notice small arteries and veins on the surface of this wonderful organ, which supply blood to the heart muscles. Heart has only one function to receive blood and pump out blood to all the organs of the body. It’s a sophisticated pump working from the beginning of the life in side the mother’s womb till death.
On an average it pumps 60 to 100 times per minute you can calculate how much time it pumps blood in a day. It needs blood for its muscles through those tiny arteries. When they get blocked may be a single one or two or all the three then the person gets a heart attack and some part of the heart muscle become dead - bigger the area of the dead muscle more serious will be the out come. If it’s massive then the person dies suddenly within minutes.
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