Common questions

Where is your heart in your body?

Where is your heart in your body?

The heart is located under the rib cage, to the left of the breastbone (sternum) and between the lungs. Your heart is an amazing organ. Shaped like an upside-down pear, this fist-sized powerhouse pumps five or six quarts of blood each minute to all parts of your body.

How does your real heart look like?

According to Dr. DiBianco, the human heart is about the size of a fist. “Because [the heart] is a muscle with lots of blood supplied to it, it looks red like meat,” he explained. “In people who are overweight . . . the heart looks yellow because it is covered with yellow fat.”

Where is Your Heart located on a female body?

The heart is a muscular organ about the size of a fist, located just behind and slightly left of the breastbone . The heart pumps blood through the network of arteries and veins called the cardiovascular system.

What are the signs of a heart attack in women?

Like with men, women tend to experience chest pain or discomfort as the number one sign of an impending heart attack. However, women are more likely to also experience shortness of breath, nausea, and back or jaw pain.

Where is the exact location of the heart?

In simplest terms, if you wish to know the exact location of the human heart, note that it is placed in the upper part of the body, on the left side of the chest. It is placed in slightly left or middle of the chest, just behind the sternum and in front of the vertebral column.

Why is heart located on left side?

The left side is stronger and is the part of the heart that pumps oxygen-rich blood to other parts of the body, so it’s primarily this side of the heart (located slightly on the left side of your chest) that you feel beating when you put your hand on your chest, leading people to think that the entire heart is on the left side of the chest.

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