10 Interesting Facts about the Human Heart The average adult heart beats 72 times a minute; 100,000 times a day; 3,600,000 times a year; and 2.5 billion times during a lifetime. Though weighing only 11 ounces on average, a healthy heart pumps 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels each day.
A healthy, adult human heart is about the size of a human fist. A healthy, adult human heart will weigh between 9 and 12 ounces. A healthy, adult human heart is on average 5 inches in length, 3.5 inches wide and about 2.5 inches thick.
The heart is a unique organ that has components of both muscle and nervous tissue. As part of the cardiovascular system, its job is to pump blood to the cells and tissues of the body. Did you know that your heart can continue to beat even if it is not in your body?