Curiosities: What is the average size of human heart?

By Eddy Montilla.


From the bottom of my heart, I wish I could say: “It depends on how much you can love!” But science and romanticism don’t seem to dance well together, so let me try to give you an answer from a scientific point of view. The size of a human heart may show variation according to age, size, and of course, the condition of the heart too. However, there is the understanding that a child’s heart is about the size of his or her fist and for an adult, it is about the size of two fists. Your heart weighs between 250 and 350 grams.

     When people want to feel the beat of their heart, they usually place their hand on their left chest. The truth is that this organ is not located there, but in the center of your chest between your lungs. What makes you feel that your heart is on your left chest is that the bottom of the heart is tilted to the left. Hearts are usually colored bright red, but it is darker than this color and the blood that it pumps. In some areas, it looks a little yellow because of the fat on the surface of it. Finally, we take a rest, go on vacation and sleep while our heart, like an indefatigable worker, is doing its job for us without stopping (fortunately!!). For example, a heart beats more than 103,000 times per day (based on an average of 72 beats per minute). And now, let me ask you a favor: If someone broke your heart, please don’t do the same to others. Love people’s heart and know it better instead.

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