All hearts are NOT the same

All hearts are NOT the same

stethoscopes with man and woman

We are taught that the heart is just another muscle, but in reality the heart is a hormonal sensitive muscle. As a result, a person’s heart will be different depending on if they’re male or female. But what truly makes a man’s heart different than a woman’s?

Females:

Hearts beat faster – The daily average heart rate for women is 78-82

Hearts are smaller – The average weight of a woman’s heart is 118 grams

Artery openings are smaller – The average artery opening in women is 1.5mm

Women have a higher chance of diastolic dysfunction, which means their hearts become stiff and aren’t able to relax between beats.

Likelihood of heart attack – On average, a female’s first heart attack happens at the age of 72.

Males:

Hearts beat slower – The daily average heart rate for men is 70-72

Hearts are bigger – The average weight of a man’s heart is 178 grams

Artery openings are larger – The average artery opening in men is 2.5mm

Men are more likely to suffer systolic dysfunction, which means their hearts become weak and floppy and have trouble pumping blood.

Likelihood of heart attack – On average, a male’s first heart attack happens at the age of 65.

Even though the hearts of men and women are different, cardiovascular disease causes every 1 in 3 deaths. Luckily, most of these deaths can be easily preventable through maintaining a healthy weight and life style, kicking the bad habit of smoking, managing blood pressure and diabetes, and exercising a little every day.

 

Do you know of any other differences between a man and woman’s heart? Leave us a comment! If you still have questions, you can always leave us a comment or email us at customerservice@aedbrands.com

 

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