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Your heart sits inside the rib cage in your lower chest, slightly left of center, and it is about the size of a clenched fist.  

It is a muscle that pumps blood around your body carrying oxygen and nutrients to your vital organs, keeping you alive and healthy. Your heart can beat up to 100,000 times a day. 

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally – more people die from cardiovascular disease annually than from any other cause. 

There are many difference heart conditions that a person could have – some you are born with and some develop over time due to lifestyle or aging. Some are passed on through families (hereditary), but most are very much avoidable. 

The best way to reduce your risk is to keep your heart healthy and make the right lifestyle choices​.