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Get your day off to a heart-smart start

Do you routinely bypass breakfast in the morning? Your heart might like you to reconsider.

A large-scale study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that men who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of having a heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease than those who ate breakfast.

How the Heart Works

The heart is the hardest working muscle in the human body. Located almost in the center of the chest, the adult human heart is about the size of a fist.

At an average rate of 80 times a minute, the heart beats about 115,000 times in one day or 42 million times in a year. During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 3 billion times – pumping an amount of blood that equals about 1 million barrels. Even at rest, the heart continuously works hard.

Providence Heart Clinic at the Oregon Clinic Gateway Fact Sheet

A number of The Oregon Clinic cardiologists and staff have joined with Providence Health & Services to create a new clinic called Providence Heart Clinic at The Oregon Clinic Gateway.