The heart is the most important organ when it comes to circulating blood, oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body.
It is also key in removing carbondioxide from blood by directing it to the lungs where air exchange happens. Dr John Omagino, the director of Uganda Heart Institute (UHI), says the human heart beats about 72 times per minute and continues to do so until one dies, unless interrupted. He explicates two broad types of heart conditions that may cause this interruption.
These are; congenital heart defects and acquired heart diseases. Congenital heart defects are problems with the heart’s structure which are present at birth and change the normal flow of blood through the heart.