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Heart Trivia: How Long Does It Take Blood To Circulate Through Your Vascular System?

Posted by Adam Pick on June 22nd, 2009

Quick trivia for you…

According to The Cleveland Clinic, “How long does it take for blood to circulate through your vascular system?”

A. 2 second
B. 20 seconds
C. 2 minutes
D. 20 minutes
E. 2 hours

To find the answer, scroll down below the beating heart.

The answer is… 20 seconds.

That’s pretty amazing considering the complex network of blood vessels – arteries, veins and capillaries – that carry blood through the body. According to The Cleveland Clinic, that system is over 60,000 miles long. That’s long enough to circle Earth twice!

Keep on tickin!

Adam Pick
Written by Adam Pick A dad, a husband and a patient, Adam Pick founded this website in 2006 to educate you about heart valve surgery from diagnosis to recovery.
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April Davis says on September 15th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Wow that is so cool. i cant believe that its amazing how God made our bodies. each and every one of us, so special. thank God for letting me live on this earth with my daughter.


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