Heart Student Reading Pages

Reading pages about the Heart

The heart is a powerful muscle that pushes blood through your blood vessels so that all the cells in your body get enough oxygen and nutrients to function. Every time the muscle in your heart contracts, blood is forced out of the heart. The contraction of the heart muscles, called the cardiac muscles, causes the heartbeat that you feel in your pulse.

Keep reading to learn more about your heart, how it works, and what can happen if it is injured.

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