Last Updated on February 23, 2022 by William S. Hatton

Whenever you put your hand on your chest, you can feel your heart beating. Do you have any idea what is going on there or what keeps your heart ticking? Your heart beats about 100,000 times, causing 2000 gallons of blood to your body.

Do you know how much does a heart weighs (human)?

A human heart weighs 200 to 450 grams but about 300 grams.

The Chita is the fastest animal, but the resting heart beats about 120 beats per minute, like a jogging human.

What is the heart?

The heart carries blood throughout our body, carrying oxygen to every cell. The heart is a pumping device, usually beating about 60 to 100 times per minute. After oxygen spreads throughout the body, the blood returns to the heart. Then the heart sends blood to the lungs to take in more oxygen. And this cycle is repeated repeatedly.

The heart pumps blood to our bodies and supplies blood throughout the body. It maintains the body’s immune system. The heart’s left side on the chest, which we can feel by touching. That heart is so necessary for our body. Do we know how much does a heart weighs? An adult human heart weighs 300 grams. 

Now we will know what a heart can have and how it completes its work.

The heart has four chambers, two at the top and two at the bottom. 

  • The lower two chambers are the right ventricle and the left ventricle.  Between the two ventricles is a wall called the interventricular septum. Those pump blood from the heart.
  • The upper two chambers are the right atrium and the left atrium. A wall in the middle of the atria is called the inner septum. They enter the heart and receive blood.
  • The aortic valve is located between the left ventricle and the aorta, carrying blood throughout the body. The pulmonary valve is locked between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery, carrying blood to the lungs.  
  • The tricuspid valve separates the right atrium from the right ventricle. The mitral valve separates the left atrium the left ventricle. And two valves separate the ventricle from the large blood vessel that carries blood from the heart.

The pulmonary artery is a large artery that comes from the heart. It divides into two main branches and carries blood from the heart to the lungs. In the lungs, the blood absorbs oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. The blood then returns to the heart throughout the pulmonary veins.

  • The aorta branches carry blood to the heart muscle and other body parts. The branches grow smaller and smaller as they move away from the aorta. 
  •  A network of tiny blood vessels called capillaries contact very small arterial branches to very small veins in each part of the body.
  • The capillaries then travel to the small veins. The two large veins leading to the heart are the superior vena cava.
  • Once the blood returns to the heart, it must re-enter the pulmonary circulation. 

Heart size and weigh

  • 12-14 cm x 8-9 cm x6.
  • weight :

                   Males are about 280-340 grams.

                   Females are about 230-280 grams.

How much does a heart weigh?

The mass of an adult heart is 250 – 350 grams and 9-12 oz. The heart is often described as a first: 12cm, 5 inches. In length 8 cm, 3.5 inches wide, and 6 cm 2.5 inches thick, although this description is controversial because the heart is probably.    

The weights of the hearts of different animals are given below.

How much does a heart weigh in a blue whale?

  • A blue whale’s heart weighs about 400 pounds.

Which animal’s heart is heaviest?

  • The heart of the largest animal is the blue whale, and we know the blue whale’s heart weighs 400 pounds. 

How much does a heart weigh in a dog?

  • The average heart weight of a medium-size dog is 40 to 600 grams, which is about 0.9 to 2.2% of its body weight.

 Do you know which animals do not have hearts?

  • The animals that do not have a heart include jellyfish, flatworms, corals, polyps, starfish, sea anemones, sponges, sea cucumbers, and sea lilies.

Which is the biggest heartless animal?

  • The jellyfish is thebiggest heartless animal.

Which animals have no brain?

  • The jellyfishhave no brain.

Which animals have three hearts?

  • The octopus has three hearts, but one heart is a gill heart.

Which heart of any animal is the smallest?

  • The fairy flies animal has the smallest heart (.006-inch) 0.2 mm long.

How much does a heart weigh in a cow?

  • Cow heart can weigh up to five pounds.

What diseases or problems can occur in the heart?

The heart is one of the most important parts of the body. 

Heart and various diseases are affected, and what are those diseases.

  • Heart infection
  • Diseases of the heart muscle.
  • Heart valve disease
  • Congenital heart defect
  • Arrhythmia.
  • Diseases of blood vessels 
  • Heart block
  • Heart attack
  • Cardiomyopathy.

How do you know if your heart is healthy or sick?

If the blood vessels are narrow. Pain, numbness, weakness, or chills in your legs.

  •  Chest pain, chest tightness
  • Chest tightness and discomfort angina.
  • Pain in the neck.
  • Pain in the jaw.
  • Throat pain
  • Upper abdomen or back abdomen pain

If you get any of these symptoms, you should consult a doctor immediately.

How can we keep our heart healthy?

Take the step today to reduce our risk of heart diseases.

  1. First of all, if you are a smoker, quit smoking and away from secondhand smoke.  
  2. Eat healthy food.
  3. Be proactive
  4. Stay healthy
  5. Manage stress
  6. control your cholesterol
  7. Blood pressure 

Our age and family history also affect our risk of heart diseases. Oh yes, you must exercise regularly and drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.

Remember, you are rich only when your health is healthy, so of course, we will try to keep our hearts and health healthy.

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