What can go wrong with your heart?

When something goes wrong with your heart, it could be related to blood flow, how your heart pumps, your heart rhythm, with the blood vessels, the valves, or a birth defect.

This section will go over some of the common heart issues a person may face.

The average heart beats about 100,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood each day (60 to 100 times each minute).

(Source: American Heart Association)

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department,  Take it to Heart, Your Healthy Heart Guide, fourth edition, cvs-ah-92674
First Published: 10/04/2002
Last Reviewed: 05/01/2018