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What Is Normal Blood Pressure?

The heart is a magnificent pump!  It is only the size of a fist, weighs less than a pound and beats about 100,000 times every day. It is responsible for pumping 2000 gallons of blood per day (or about 5 quarts per minute) through 60,000 miles of arteries, capillaries, and veins. The average life expectancy for a woman in the United States is approximately 80 years, which means it is vital to take care of this incredible organ!