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

By Adam Pick on June 22, 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


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.


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.



Bill Mckechnie says on January 17th, 2015 at 10:59 am

The Circulatory & Respiratory System

79% Nitrogen, 20% Oxygen, 4% Carbon Dioxide, 1% Other Gases.

79 Scots 1 Englishman
20 Irish enjoying the sun,
Were at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
To ride Pepsi Max! The Big One.

Queuing up for their ticket
Through turnstile entering in,
Some went left, others right
Eventually queues going thin.

There was much excitement
Soon standing single file,
When carriages arrived oh dear
Some men ran a mile.

Englishman changed his mind
79 Scots did the same,
16 Irish followed suit
4 Irish were a bit lame.

The 4 lame Irish got off
As 4 happy Irish got on,
The 4 happy Irish looked back
Everyone else now were gone.

Ride set off they all cheered
They arrived at base of chain,
Up they went, there was no return
Electrically worked by the brain.

Top of ride a slight dip then off
Screaming and having a blast,
All shouting out in excitement
But only a short time would last.

Turns and dips up then down
An amazing view of the Town,
But ride was nearly over leaving
4 Irishmen feeling down.

Arrived where they began
All Irishmen were feeling blue,
Four were counted as they dismounted
It works like this! It’s true.

By
Bill Mckechnie
http://www.wild-bill.co.uk


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