The heart is incredibly important.
Beating an average of 72 times a minute (every minute of our lives), the heart pumps oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout the body, while simultaneously removing the waste products we don’t need. When blood blood flow becomes limited or stopped, the body shuts down and without intervention, we die.
Cardiovascular disease is the single leading cause of death in Australia, claiming a staggering 54 Australians each day or one Australian every 27 minutes. 1
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1 Healthy WA, Accessed 4th May 2015; Heart Foundation