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Basics of heart disease, heart attacks, heart failure, angina, cardiac arrest. Special thanks to Edward J Perper, MD for help in clarifying certain aspects of this video. Licensed under CC-BY-SA. Created by Sal Khan.
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Health & Medicine on Khan Academy: No organ quite symbolizes love like the heart. One reason may be that your heart helps you live, by moving ~5 liters (1.3 gallons) of blood through almost 100,000 kilometers (62,000 miles) of blood vessels every single minute! It has to do this all day, everyday, without ever taking a vacation! Now that is true love. Learn about how the heart works, how blood flows through the heart, where the blood goes after it leaves the heart, and what your heart is doing when it makes the sound “Lub Dub.”
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