When we think about the state of our hearts, we have a tendency to reflect on love and romance. After all, there are millions of songs about heartbreak, and just as many movies and television shows about finding someone who makes our heart flutter with happiness. We picture red-paper hearts cut for Valentine's Day, not the three-dimensional organ that beats within us. Too often, we don't consider the health of our hearts until it's too late, and such an oversight is more tragic than a broken heart caused by a first romance. It's important to know the facts about how your heart works and what it needs to function at its best, but there are just as many myths about heart health as there are songs about heartbreak. In this article, we'll take a look at five such myths and set the record straight.
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