You can feel your heart beating every time you put your hand to your chest, but do you have any idea where is it exactly located? Is it on the left, right, or centre?
Many of you must have answered that it is located on the left side. Well, it might be a shocker for some of you, but the heart isn’t really located on the left side of the chest.
The Heart sits in the center of the chest, not on the left side. It lies in the middle (center) of the chest between the right and left lungs. However it is slightly towards the left of the sternum. It feels like it's tilted to the left because the largest part of the it is on the left. The left lung is little smaller than the right lung to make room for the blood pumping machine of our body.
Every day, our heart beats about 100,000 times, sending 2,000 gallons of blood surging through your body. It ticks 24*7 . It rarely gets a break. The average adult heart beats 72 times a minute.
It is made up of four chambers, the left atrium, right atrium, left ventricle and right ventricle. The chambers have valves between them to check the flow of the blood. The distinctive sound of the heart – Lubb Dubb/Dupp is made due to the closure of these valves.