The heart is incredibly important.
Beating an average of 72 times a minute (every minute of our lives), the heart pumps oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout the body, while simultaneously removing the waste products we don’t need. When blood blood flow becomes limited or stopped, the body shuts down and without intervention, we die.
Cardiovascular disease is the single leading cause of death in New Zealand, accounting for 30 per cent of all deaths each year.
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